Samuel Seager

PROVO — A man charged with accessing child pornography and arrested in the sexual abuse of a young female neighbor now faces new allegations involving child pornography and the neighbor.

Samuel Seager, 33, has been in the Utah County Jail since Feb. 17 after being arrested on a $50,000 cash-only warrant from the Utah Attorney General's Office for investigation of sexual exploitation of a minor or viewing child pornography.

That same day, Provo police visited him at jail to add two more allegations to the list — a neighbor girl had told police she had been sexually abused by Seager over a period of several years.

Friday morning, Seager appeared in 4th District Court for a bail hearing on more allegations from Provo police of forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual abuse of a child and production of child pornography.

According to the newest affidavit of probable cause, the neighbor reported that she had been photographed naked as part of the abuse.

Provo police continued to investigate the case with the Utah Attorney General's Office, whose forensic search of Seager's computer found a pornographic video featuring the 13-year-old victim, according to the affidavit.

McKay King, who represents Seager in the case filed by the Utah Attorney General's Office, said he hadn't seen the newest allegations but would be meeting with his client soon to discuss them.

During the bail hearing Friday morning, Seager told Judge Steven Hansen that he has known about these allegations for a long time and hasn't run because he wants to defend himself in court.

Hansen set bail at $20,000 cash only and set Seager's first appearance for next Friday.

In the video from June 2003, the 13-year-old girl — who didn't know there was a camera rolling — is shown performing sexual acts on Seager, according to the affidavit.

The victim's mother was able to identify her daughter from a still picture.

Seager's case began in November 2006, when officers at the Utah Attorney General's Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force found videos of child pornography on the Web and linked them to Seager's computer, according to court documents.

At the time, Seager was serving as a proctor parent for several young boys, who were taken out of the home and into state custody when Seager was arrested.

He later posted bail, but the Attorney General's Office said it was having trouble finding him and issued the $50,000 warrant from 4th District Court.

The case took until Jan. 11 to file because of the intense computer forensic testing that had to be done, said Assistant Utah Attorney General Paul Amann.

On the computer, investigators found nearly 40 pornographic videos depicting children being raped by adults, according to a statement of probable cause.


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