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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 11, 2016

Bangor Man Sentenced to 50 Years for Creating and Distributing Child Pornography

Contact: F. Todd Lowell                                                                        
Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorneys
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Timothy S. Klimas, 27, of Bangor, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 50 years in prison to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release for creating and distributing child pornography.  He pleaded guilty to the charges on September 22, 2015.

Court records reveal that between 2012 and 2014, the defendant sexually abused three minor children and used a digital camera and his cell phone’s camera to record sexually explicit images of them.  He posted many of those images on a website.  He was arrested in August 2014.

In imposing sentence, Judge Woodcock said: “These images are a crime against innocence … against childhood … against a basic human moral code” and that the defendant’s conduct was “beyond evil.”

The investigation was conducted jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bangor and Newport Police Departments. 

Topic: 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 12, 2016