Westmoreland man, 33, accused of sex abuse

Published Dec 11, 2017 at 4:00pm

WESTMORELAND — A 33-year-old man was charged with having sex with a girl younger than 11-years-old.

State Police Major Philip T. Rougeux and Chief Deputy Joseph Lisi, of the county Child Advocacy Center, said David R. Seelman, of Westmoreland, was charged with first-degree sex abuse, a class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

He was arraigned and sent to county jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or bond. The victim was offered counseling services through the CAC, Lisi said.

The investigation was conducted by State Police Inv. Kelly Myers, who is currently assigned to the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center. The Oneida County Child Advocacy Center is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team that fights child abuse by providing a wide range of services for child victims, while also aggressively pursuing the offenders of the crimes.