James Cameron Pleads Guilty to Criminal Contempt Charge
for Violating Bail Conditions
Contact: Donald E. Clark or
Gail Fisk Malone
Assistant U.S. Attorneys
Tel: (207) 780-3257
Bangor, Maine: The Office of the United States Attorney announced that James M.
Cameron, of Rome, Maine pled guilty today in the United States District Court, in Portland,
before Chief Judge John A Woodcock, Jr. to criminal contempt for violating his bail conditions.
According to court records, Cameron was released on bail pending appeal on August 11,
2011. Among other things, his bail conditions required him to: advise the Court, defense counsel
and the U.S. Attorney in writing before any change of address; not travel outside the State of
Maine without permission; report as directed to the United States Probation Office (USPO);
participate in location monitoring and internet monitoring as directed; and abide by a curfew, and
leave his residence during curfew hours only with advance approval of his supervising officer.
On November 15, 2012, shortly after his appeal was decided and convictions for
transporting, receiving and possessing child pornography upheld, Cameron disabled his location
and internet monitoring systems, fled from his residence and left the state, without notifying the
probation office. On December 2, 2012, he was arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Service (USMS)
in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Cameron faces up to life in prison on the charge. He will be sentenced after the
completion of a presentence investigation report by the USPO.
The investigation leading to the charges was conducted by the USPO and the USMS in
Maine, New Mexico and elsewhere.
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