Robert Dean Caesar

Robert Dean Caesar

OXFORD— An Oxford man who is already facing child sex charges was indicted in Philadelphia federal court Thursday with producing and possessing child pornography.

Robert Dean Caesar, 56, faces a maximum possible sentence of 100 years in prison, a mandatory minimum term of 15 years in prison, supervised release for a minimum term of five years and a lifetime maximum term, a $1 million fine, mandatory restitution and up to $20,400 in special assessments.

The indictment alleges that on or about each of two separate dates (Sept. 16, 2017 and Dec. 30, 2017), Caesar manufactured child pornography. The indictment further alleges that Caesar received child pornography on Dec. 20, 2017, and possessed child pornography on January 18, 2018.

Caesar is also facing similar charges in Butler County for incidents that allegedly occurred nearly 14 years ago.

In January of this year, police received an online tip that Caesar was purchasing used boys’ underwear and bathing suits through eBay. Shortly thereafter, a report of sexual abuse was made against Caesar where he allegedly sexually abused two juvenile males in Oxford area over the course of at least two years between 2015 and 2017. Caesar was arrested and charged with a number of sex offenses.

Initial court documents were filed in Chester County District Judge Scott A. Massey's office in January, charging Caesar with 40 total charges. In February, 201 additional charges were filed.

As a result of that investigation a third juvenile male victim was discovered who Caesar sexually assaulted in 2016, police said.

In March, police made a public plea for any alleged victims of Caesar to contact authorities as the case widened.

Authorities executed a search warrant on his electronic devices and found approximately 100,000 images and videos of child pornography, said state police.

In May, state charges were filed in Western Pennsylvania against Caesar, alleging he sexually assaulted two boys in 2005, when he lived in Cranberry Township.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.

The case was investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police at Avondale Barracks and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Seth Schlessinger.

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