Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Maine Man Sentenced for Transporting and Shipping Child Pornography

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Paula D. Silsby announced that Adam Stone, 29, of Maine, was sentenced on April 7, 2008, in U.S. District Court in Bangor, Maine, to 210 months of imprisonment and 5 years supervised release for the federal crime of transporting or shipping child pornography by computer. Stone pleaded guilty on January 9, 2008.

Court records reveal that in June 2005, agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting on information received from an undercover detective from the Wheaton Police Department in Illinois, executed a search warrant on Stone’s residence in Caribou, Maine. A computer forensic examination of seized computer hard drives revealed 192 pornographic images of children and six pornographic videos of children. The undercover investigation conducted by the Wheaton Police Department had shown that the defendant had posted many of those images to a Yahoo! photo album and had made the images available to others to view and download. One of the individuals to whom the defendant had distributed child pornography was the undercover detective from the Wheaton Police Department who had posed as a fifteen-yearold girl .

United States Attorney Silsby praised the investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Caribou Police Department and the Wheaton, Illinois Police Department.

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