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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bath Resident Charged with Attempting to Transfer Obscene Material to a Minor

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

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that Garrett G. Brosnan, 25, of Bath, Maine, was arrested yesterday and charged in U.S. District Court by criminal complaint with attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor.

According to court records, on two occasions earlier this month, Brosnan sent obscene material to an individual who he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. In fact, the recipient of the material was an agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

The defendant will make an initial appearance in the U.S. District Court in Portland today.

He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 

This case was investigated by HSI.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated June 22, 2016