Seneca Man Accused of Sexual Assault of Young Children, Manufacturing Child Pornography Due in Court on Wednesday

| February 12, 2024

VENANGO COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning for a Seneca man accused of sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography, and manufacturing child pornography over an eight-year period.

According to court documents, a preliminary hearing for 52-year-old William Lee Show, of Seneca, is set for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 14, in Venango County Central Court.

Court records indicate Show was charged with the following:

  • 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

Show is currently 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.”

William Lee Show arraigned on Thursday, February 1, 2024. Photo provided by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.

The magisterial district judge who arraigned Show denied bail due to “a safety risk to children.”

Anyone with information about Show and his possible involvement in any additional offenses is asked to contact the Attorney General’s Child Predator Section at 1-800-385-1044.

Concerned citizens can also report child abuse to the Pennsylvania ChildLine by calling 1-800-932-0313.

EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Extreme graphic details were not included due to the sexual nature of the alleged crimes.
EDITOR’S NOTE 2: Several details were removed from this article to help protect the identity of the alleged victims.

New Details Released on Seneca Man Accused of Sexual Assaults of Young Children, Manufacturing Child Pornography

https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Report/MdjDocketSheet?docketNumber=MJ-28304-CR-0000013-2024&dnh=D5PMBxlZwvjSHQ6Bur0OYg%3D%3D –>


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Jacob Deemer is a reporter for EYT Media Group, who is based out of Venango County. He started his career as a sports writer for a local newspaper before contributing to TheHockeyWriters.com as a beat writer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has spent over 6 years covering sports, crime, and local news in Venango, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.
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