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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Friday, May 6, 2016

Athens Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

Contact: Chris Ruge
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Steven Strang, Jr., 37, of Athens, Maine, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to possessing child pornography.

According to court records, from about June 15, 2015 to about August 20, 2015, Strang possessed dozens of video files depicting child pornography.  Many of these videos, which he had purposely sought out and downloaded from the internet, depicted the sexual exploitation of prepubescent children under the age of 12.

Strang faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and between five years and a lifetime of supervised release.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated May 9, 2016