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Linneus Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

November 7, 2013

Contact: James M. Moore
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Ronald
H. Trecartin, 31, of Linneus, Maine, pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court before Chief
Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to possession of child pornography.

According to court records, in May 2012, a law enforcement agent learned that videos
containing child pornography were being shared over a file sharing network from a computer
located at Trecartin’s residence in Linneus. On September 26, 2012, agents executed a search
warrant at Trecartin’s residence and seized two laptop computers and other media and
electronic devices belonging to him. A forensic examination of the items seized revealed that
three contained child pornography.

Trecartin faces up to 20 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000. He will be
sentenced after completion of a pre-sentence report by the United States Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,
Homeland Security Investigations.



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