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

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Westbrook Man Convicted of Possessing Child Pornography

Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Joel
Dudley, 29, of Westbrook, was convicted on February 25 after a two-day jury trial in U.S.
District Court in Portland of possession of child pornography.

According to evidence introduced at trial, in August of 2012, law enforcement agents
executed a search warrant at Dudley’s apartment in Westbrook. Two DVDs found in the
apartment were later found to contain numerous child pornography videos.

Dudley will be sentenced after completion of a pre-sentence investigation report by the
U.S. Probation Office. He faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years and a fine of up to

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s
Homeland Security Investigations and the Westbrook Police Department.

Updated January 26, 2015