Concord Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography – Had Over 4,000 Images Depicting Bondage & Bestiality

February 8, 2014 · 38 comments

29-year-old Concord resident Scott Alan Seidlitz pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland on Friday to possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson announced.

The following information is from U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag:

In pleading guilty, Seidlitz admitted that starting in 2010, he copied child pornography images from another person’s email account over the internet using his laptop computer and stored them on his external hard drive. Seidlitz admitted to possessing more than 4,000 images of child pornography, including images depicting bondage and bestiality.

Seidlitz, 29, of Concord, was arrested on August 30, 2013, by local law enforcement on separate charges. Seidlitz was charged by federal complaint on September 1, 2013. He made his initial appearance in federal custody on September 4, 2013, and has since remained in federal custody. Seidlitz was indicted on September 12, 2013.

Seidlitz’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 29, 2014, before the Honorable Jeffrey S. White, United States District Court Judge in Oakland. The maximum statutory penalty for possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(4)(B) and (b)(2), is a maximum term of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, a minimum of 5 years of supervised release and a maximum of a life term of supervised release. However, any sentence will be imposed by the court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.

Brian C. Lewis is the Assistant U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Janice Pagsanjan. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the FBI and the Concord Police Department.

1 Dorothy February 8, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Sick and should be in jail for life.

2 ClayDen February 8, 2014 at 9:05 PM

@Dorothy

Ditto.

3 Cartman February 8, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Boil him.

4 Di scuss Ting February 8, 2014 at 9:34 PM

To think that he lived over by Auto Zone on Clayton Road. Bet Mom/Dad are proud of their creep.

5 Cliff the boozer February 8, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Most likely he is mentally disturbed, but failed by our system and overpriced
insurance companies.

6 annomamma February 8, 2014 at 9:49 PM

oh, my dear Lord

7 Grant February 8, 2014 at 9:59 PM

The guy is sick, but life in prison and killing him for looking at something?

8 Atticus Thraxx February 8, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Oh for chrissake, it’s 2014. How dumb do you have to be to use the internet for your sick B.S.? Everything leaves a trail, everything. Skeevy and stupid, toss the key, says I.

Free Connie Dobbs

9 Chevrolet girl February 8, 2014 at 10:47 PM

He won’t last in jail, that’s one thing prisoners don’t put up with! Sick and disgusting!

10 @Dorothy February 8, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Life in prison for child porno? He didn’t molest an actual person did he?

11 None February 8, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Another one what the Hells going on people are really sick

12 Lynda February 8, 2014 at 11:25 PM

I believe the people that commit these crimes should loose all their rights and privileges. No getting out of jail ever. Why don’t we learn our lessons from the past.

13 Bubbles February 9, 2014 at 2:06 AM

Anyone the messes with kids or the elderly have a special place in Hell!!

14 What about the kids February 9, 2014 at 3:24 AM

Find these children they need help NOW, as for him…. stick him in that one cell with that one or two special of all specials…..need I say more. Can’t believe I am reading this!!!!

15 Concorddad February 9, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Give him to the parents of the kids in the pictures!!

16 aj buttacavoli February 9, 2014 at 7:52 AM

People with addictions should not be put in jail and the government is not only wasting time and money it is doing society a disservice by not addressing the issue of addiction in a sensible manner. Jail is not the answer. Jail never solved any addiction problem. Addiction is a disease and should be treated as such. Our values in this society are really skewered. It’s the people who produce the addictive material that should be jailed. Not the poor addicts.

17 Isabel February 9, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Good! Because of people like him there children whose lives are destroyed. We can only pray that these ‘consumers’ are caught and brought to justice as well as the sick people who use children to make money.

18 Anon February 9, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Disgusting. Life sentence.

19 mr know it all February 9, 2014 at 8:24 AM

I bet he lives in CLAYTON TOO

20 The Professor February 9, 2014 at 8:31 AM

I agree with Cartman. Why are sick pervs like this allowed to live? Because they can be rehabilitated and become a productive member of society? I call BS to that. Sickos like Seidlitz should not be allowed to steal my oxygen.

21 Exploding Ink February 9, 2014 at 9:10 AM

He’s giving Mudd a bad name!

22 Dorothy February 9, 2014 at 9:54 AM

@ #11 – yes, life in prison! Because each time someone views child porn they are victimize that child again. Each time someone views child porn they are encouraging someone to do it and record it. One place to begin ending the cycle is to make it a crime punishable by life in prison to even view the recordings or pictures.

23 I'm with #15. February 9, 2014 at 10:05 AM

They say there’s not much you can do to fix a pedifile. As far as we know, he hasn’t touched any children (?) But he is part of a horrific problem. Poor kids.

24 None February 9, 2014 at 10:13 AM

29 years old molesting kids he’s garbage save our money you know what to do with him

25 Cowellian February 9, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Maybe he’ll be reformed while in prison, just like Dahmer.

26 iwasthere February 9, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Life sentence is [more than] a little extreme. Put this guy in jail, let him learn his lesson (the hard way), release him and make SURE that he gets some help or at least strict supervision; meanwhile put him on Megan’s List.
On a somewhat unrelated note, how did this guy get caught?

27 AB February 9, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Omg. I used to work with this sicko :(

28 @27 February 9, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Prepare to be called a child molester because you’re not screaming for this guy’s weiner to be chopped off and for him to then be tortured to death. Lynch mob – assemble!

29 BCuzItzClaycord February 9, 2014 at 5:48 PM

You can not fix this type of sick. There is no cure, magic pill, therapy……………Place him in prison in general population, that way the other prisoners can “earn their keep”

30 kay February 9, 2014 at 10:10 PM

This dude is sick and unfortunately there is no cure for this sick desire. Even if
he hasn’t physically hurt anyone, he very well could have at any time. To have 4000 images shows more than just an interest…he is demented. He needs to spend as much of his life as possible locked up to keep kids safe. His desires wont go away…regardless of time spent in prison.

31 rundogrun February 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

More of the aberrant behavior that is
the legacy of publications like Playboy,
Penthouse, and the rest. It has given
us such culturally obnoxious standards
like child abduction and rape, increased
sexual assaults on women, and other
bizarre affectations. Odd, that
we now have to push Viagra and Cialis —
as if our functions were so improved by
society’s and the Supreme Court’s
acceptance of porn. We will go down
in history as a culture BP (before porn)
and AF (after porn).

32 The Mamba February 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM

What is with all the child porn stuff lately? Why are there so many of these people around?

33 Don't get it February 10, 2014 at 1:58 PM

I am pretty sure no one on here is advocating the production and distribution of child porn. But I’m not sure how viewing it revictimizes people. Viewing crime scene photos for enjoyment may imply you’re ill, it is not clear why it should be banned and punished. Watching crimes being committed makes people want to commit crimes? That has to be proven for me to believe it. But if it does, then I agree. Just don’t see how it’s connected necessarily

I’m only addressing the logic so put your pitchforks down Claycord!

34 VikingPrincess February 10, 2014 at 2:36 PM

@Don’t get it

I think the issue is the people in the pictures, unless they were all anime, they are children being victimized in pictures for someone’s selfish gain.

Didn’t Madonna publish a coffee table book of bondage and suggestive photos of canines with her? I stopped anything to do with her aftrr this…Amazing what people will buy
and call Art.

35 Don't get it February 10, 2014 at 3:07 PM

@VikingPrincess

Thanks for the tone. I totally get the people making the pics and hurting the kids are effed up. Don’t follow the line that says the kids are being harmed again by a stranger looking at them.

I find it sad to think about looking at a picture where a kid or animal is being harmed. But I don’t see why it’s criminal to simply look at it.

36 VikingPrincess February 10, 2014 at 3:51 PM

@I don’t get it

Your question on the topic is not quite clear to me. There are laws and moral compasses.

Why would a person feel the need to possess such pictures? What is the intent?

These are people, human rights and respect are involved. I cannot explain it more…

37 rundogrun February 10, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Why on earth would anyone want or need
to look at this stuff? It’s just sick! Yes,
looking at it re-victimizes. If there were
no market for it (read: people looking at it),
it would cease to exist. Demand drives
supply.

38 Interesting February 10, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Society has no idea what to do with this “segment of society.” I wish I had an answer myself.

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