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Burnham Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that David L. Cook, 60, of Burnham, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to using the internet to access and view child pornography.  Cook was indicted in May 2017.


Court records reveal that in August 2016, the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit (MCCU) received a report from Microsoft that a user had uploaded an image of child pornography.  Federal and state officers obtained a physical address for that user, executed a warrant at that address, and seized the defendant’s computer.  The MCCU’s forensic examination of the computer revealed 30 images of child pornography and that the defendant searched the internet for child pornography on dozens of occasions between March and August, 2016.


Cook faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.


The investigation was conducted by the MCCU and by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.


F. Todd Lowell
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated October 10, 2017

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