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Charleston Man Sentenced to 35 Years
on Child Pornography Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2013

Contact: Stacey D. Neumann
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Carey
Gonyer, 44 of Charleston, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor to 35
years in prison to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release for producing and possessing
child pornography. Gonyer was convicted of the charge following a trial in July 2012.

According to evidence introduced at trial, Gonyer produced child pornography
involving a 16-year-old boy and possessed images of that boy and other boys on a cell phone and
memory cards seized from his residence. Gonyer sexually assaulted the boy for months before
the images were taken. According to evidence introduced at the sentencing hearing, Gonyer had
previously sexually assaulted other teenage boys and had committed the instant crimes while he
was on supervised release for possessing child pornography.

The investigation was conducted by the Penobscot County Sherriff’s Office, the Bangor
Police Department, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security
Investigations.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative
launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child
sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal
Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC 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 PSC, please visit
http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about internet safety education, please visit
http://www.justice.gov/psc/resources.html and click on the tab "resources."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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