Damian Williams, the United States Lawyer for the Southern District of New York, declared nowadays the unsealing of an Indictment charging VICTOR BYRNE, 56, with transporting two minors to engage in unlawful sexual action in 2006 and 2008. BYRNE was arrested this early morning in Orlando, Florida and introduced in Orlando federal court docket.
U.S. Attorney Damian Williams explained: “Victor Byrne allegedly utilised his placement as a diving mentor to sexually exploit younger athletes. This circumstance illustrates that the passage of many years will not reduce us from keeping accountable all those who prey on little ones.”
As alleged in the Indictment submitted on August 17, 2022, in White Plains federal court docket and unsealed nowadays and in statements created currently at the presentment in Orlando federal courtroom:
In or about July 2006, VICTOR BYRNE, the defendant, knowingly transported a 16-year-previous minimal (“Victim-1”) from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Rockland County, New York with the intent to have interaction in unlawful sexual exercise with Sufferer-1.
In or about February 2008, VICTOR BYRNE knowingly transported a 16-yr-previous insignificant (“Victim-2”) from New Jersey to Rockland County, New York with the intent to have interaction in unlawful sexual action with Sufferer-2.
From in or about 2001 until eventually at the very least in or about 2009, BYRNE was a diving mentor in Rockland County, New York who coached a group of competitive divers. Victim-1 and Sufferer-2 have been divers for BYRNE. Victim-1 and Sufferer-2 are grown ups now, and they are legislation enforcement officers. Target-1 is a law enforcement officer in New York. Sufferer-2 is a Specific Agent with Homeland Safety Investigations.
The defendant’s prison carry out happened regularly over a time period of several years: The defendant commenced abusing Sufferer-1 when she was about 14 several years aged. For Target-2, the abuse commenced when she was 16.
Mr. Williams mentioned that the investigation is ongoing. Mr. Williams requests that any people today who have information with respect to VICTOR BYRNE get in touch with Homeland Security Investigations Tip Line (866) 347-2423.
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BYRNE, 56, of Orlando, Florida, is charged with two counts of transporting a minor to interact in unlawful sexual exercise. Rely One, which costs an offense that transpired in or about July 2006, carries a mandatory least sentence of 5 years in prison and a greatest sentence of 30 decades in jail. Rely Two, which costs an offense that happened in or about February 2008, carries a mandatory least of 10 decades in jail and a greatest sentence of lifestyle.
The statutory mandatory minimum amount and optimum sentences are approved by Congress and are delivered here for informational reasons only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be established by the judge.
Following today’s presentment, Choose David Baker requested that BYRNE be detained pending a hearing in Orland federal court scheduled for September 12, 2022.
Mr. Williams praised the endeavours of Homeland Safety Investigations, the U.S. Marshal Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Center District of Florida, and the New York Metropolis Law enforcement Section Unique Victims Device assigned to the HSI Human Trafficking Job Pressure in link with this investigation. He added that the investigation is ongoing.
The prosecution is being managed by the Office’s White Plains Division. Assistant United States Legal professional Marcia S. Cohen is in demand of the prosecution.
The expenses contained in the Indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent except and right up until demonstrated guilty.
 As the introductory phrase signifies, the entirety of the text of the Indictment and the description of the Indictment set forth in this release represent only allegations, and each and every fact described really should be dealt with as an allegation.