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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bath Man Sentenced to a Year and a Day for 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, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to one year and one day in prison and two years of supervised release for attempting to transfer obscene matter to a minor. Brosnan pleaded guilty to the offense on September 14, 2016.

According to court records, in May of last 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.

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

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated January 11, 2017