Hampden Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography
Contact: Stacey D. Neumann
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Walter Mosher,
64, of Hampden, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Bangor before Chief Judge John A.
Woodcock to possessing child pornography.
According to court records, Mosher used a peer-to-peer file sharing network to download child
pornography. When approached by law enforcement, Mosher consented to a search of his computer
where child pornography was found.
In 1986, Mosher was convicted in the Maine Superior Court, Aroostook County of gross sexual
assault on a minor; as a result, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to 20 years
imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000. He will be sentenced after completion of a pre-sentence
investigation report by the United States Probation Office. A sentencing date has not been set.
The investigation leading to today’s guilty plea was conducted by the Department of Homeland
Security, Homeland Security Investigations.
Training and seminars for Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.
Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.
Our nation-wide commitment to reducing gun crime in America.
Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.