BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – 28-year-old Anthony Miceli, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 220 months in prison in the United States District Court on May 19, 2021 for attempting to seduce a minor and travel to himself Engage in illegal sexual activity Acting United States attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Thomas J. Relford, special adviser to the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his previously pledged guilty plea, Miceli admitted that from January 25, 2020 to February 3, 2020, he communicated with an undercover officer who he believed was the parent of two young children and was the undercover officer acted as the parent of the children, knowingly attempted to persuade, induce, seduce, or force an 8-year-old female child and a 5-year-old female child to engage in illegal sexual activities with him. Miceli further admitted that on February 3, 2020, he had traveled from Pennsylvania to the Northern District of New York to meet and engage in sexual acts with both children.

Senior District Court Justice Thomas J. McAvoy also handed down a 15-year sentence that will begin after Miceli is released from prison. Due to his conviction, Miceli has to register as a sex offender after his release from prison.

This case has been investigated by the FBI Mid-State Child Exploitation Task Force and is being pursued by U.S. Assistant Attorney Kristen Grabowski.

This case is being pursued through Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States law firm, Project Safe Childhood is collecting federal, state, and local resources to better locate, track, and prosecute those who exploit children online, and to identify and rescue victims . For more information on Project Safe Childhood, see