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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Old Orchard Beach Man Sentenced to 2½ Years for Child Pornography Possession

Contact: Halsey B. Frank
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Carl E.
Johnson, 51, currently of Old Orchard Beach and formerly of Bailey Island, Maine, was
sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to 2½ years in prison and five years of
supervised release for possession of child pornography. Johnson pled guilty on September 5,
2013.

According to court records, the defendant used peer-to-peer software to access and make
available for sharing images and videos of child pornography. Federal agents discovered some
of the child pornography online, traced it to Johnson’s computer, seized and examined the
computer, and found over 290 images and over 50 videos of child pornography.

In imposing sentence, Judge Torresen observed that child pornography crimes are very
serious. Children are tortured to create child pornography and they are humiliated by the fact
that it persists and circulates. People, like Johnson, who possess child pornography fuel the
demand for its creation.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland
Security Investigations.

Updated January 26, 2015