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Lewiston Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Child Pornography

December 20, 2013

Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Fredrick Butler, 44, of Lewiston, pled guilty today in United States District Court before Judge
Nancy Torresen to transporting child pornography.

According to court records, in April of this year, Butler sent an email message to an
individual in Oregon. The email attached 19 images, most of which depicted minors engaged in
sexually explicit conduct.

Court records also show that in 2001, Butler was convicted in United States District
Court for receiving child pornography. As a result of his prior child pornography conviction,
Butler faces an enhanced sentence of no less than 15 years and no more than 40 years in prison,
a fine of up to $250,000, and supervised release of up to life. He will be sentenced after the
completion of a presentence investigation report by the United States Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s
Homeland Security Investigations.



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