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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bangor Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Sexual Exploitation of Children and Possession of Child Pornography

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Jeffrey Swimm, 38, of Bangor, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 40 years in prison and supervised release for life for sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.  Swimm pled guilty on August 23, 2017.

According to court records, between about October 2012 and April 2017, Swimm produced still-image and video files depicting child pornography, some of which were produced using a camera hidden in the defendant’s bathroom.  Swimm admitted to agents that, over a three year period, he produced pornographic images and videos depicting multiple prepubescent minors, so that he had them to trade with other people he met on-line.  In addition, the defendant possessed other images and videos of child pornography depicting children under the age of 12 which he solicited and received over the internet. 

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

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Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
Chris Ruge Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated April 12, 2018