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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bath Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Transfer Obscene Matter to Minor

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

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Garrett Brosnan, 25, of Bath, Maine, waived indictment and pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to attempting to transfer obscene matter to a minor.

According to court records, in May of this year, agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) were investigating a report that an unknown adult male had an inappropriate online interaction with a minor girl in Arizona. Investigators obtained information suggesting that the male was Brosnan. An HSI investigator in Arizona initiated an undercover online conversation with Brosnan in late May. The investigator said she was a 14-year-old girl from Arizona. On June 2, Brosnan sent the investigator a picture of himself exposing his penis.

Brosnan faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and supervised release of up to three years. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by HSI offices in Maine and Arizona.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated September 14, 2016