Sanford Man Sentenced to Over 28 Years
on Child Pornography Charges
Contact: Stacey D. Neumann
October 12, 2012 Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Royce Breton,
32, of Sanford, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Portland by District Judge D. Brock
Hornby to 340 months in prison and 15 years of supervised release for production, distribution and
possession of child pornography. Breton was found guilty of the charges on May 10, 2012, after a four-
day jury trial.
According to evidence introduced at trial, Breton produced child pornography involving an
infant, distributed child pornography using Yahoo! Messenger and possessed over 300 images of child
pornography that were found on a computer located in his residence.
The investigation was conducted by the Sanford and Lewiston Police Departments, the Maine
State Police Computer Crimes Unit, the United States Secret Service and the High Tech Investigative Unit
of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section
(CEOS). U.S. Attorney Delahanty said that “the prosecution in this case was successful due to the hard
work and cooperation of all of the investigating agencies.”
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May
2006 by DOJ to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United
States Attorneys' Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources
to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue
victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more
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