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FBI seeks help finding potential sex abuse victims of former Butler County man

August 21, 2019 News Extra

Federal authorities are seeking the public's help in finding potential victims of a former Butler County man suspected of sexually abusing young children.

Robert Dean Caesar, 56, a one-time resident of Cranberry Township, is in federal custody while awaiting trial next month in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.

Caesar, who most recently lived in Oxford, Chester County, was indicted in November 2018 on charges of production, receipt, and possession of child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney William McSwain.

The indictment alleges that Caesar manufactured child pornography in September and December 2017. He also allegedly received child pornography Dec. 20, 2017, and possessed child pornography Jan. 18, 2018.

In May 2018, Cranberry Township police charged Caesar with sexually assaulting two boys, then 9 and 14, in 2005, when he lived in the township.

Butler County court records showed he is still awaiting trial on charges that include involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years old, indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old, and corruption of a minors.

The U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI's Philadelphia Division office reported that in addition to residing in Cranberry and Chester County, Caesar also has lived in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Norristown, Richland, N.Y., and Silverthorne, Colo.

Federal authorities ask that anyone who may have been victimized by Caesar or anyone with information about any potential victims, to call the FBI's Philadelphia office at 215-418-4000.

This story is an excerpt. For the full story, pick up Friday's Butler Eagle.