Seneca Man Held for Court in Case of Sexual Assault of Young Children, Child Pornography

Jacob Deemer

Jacob Deemer

Published February 16, 2024 5:28 am
Last Updated: March 28, 2024 4:34 pm
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VENANGO COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – A Seneca man accused of sexual abuse of children and possession of child pornography was held for court on Wednesday.

According to court documents, the following criminal charges against 52-year-old William Lee Show, of Seneca, were ordered held for court during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, February 14, in Venango County Central Court:

  • Sexual abuse of children (manufacturing child pornography), Felony 1 (two counts)
  • Sexual abuse of children (manufacturing child pornography), Felony 2
  • Indecent assault of a person under the age of 13 years, Felony 3 (two counts)
  • Sexual abuse of children (possession of child pornography), Felony 2 (25 counts)
  • Corruption of Minors, Felony 3 (two counts)
  • Criminal use of a communication facility, Felony 3

His case was transferred to the Venango County Court of Common Pleas.

Show remains lodged in the Venango County Prison with bail denied. The Bail Action Reason is listed as Defendant is a safety risk to children.

Details of the case:

According to a newly-released criminal complaint, the Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section’s investigation revealed Show was downloading and viewing child pornography.

Police say the investigation—led by Senior Special Agent Lisa Ceh, of the Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section—uncovered additional images of child pornography at Show’s Seneca residence. Certain images that were discovered depicted Show engaging in sexual assault against young children.

In a release issued by the OAG, Attorney General Michelle Henry announced the arrest of Show, who was housed in the Venango County Prison without bail on Thursday, February 1.

“The work of the investigative team uncovered a pattern of truly heinous conduct,” Attorney General Henry said. “At the core of my sworn duty are obligations to protect Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens and pursue justice for innocent children who have been harmed. Be assured, that is precisely what we intend to do in this case.”


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