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District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 30, 2019

Eastport Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

Bangor, Maine:  An Eastport, Maine man was sentenced today in federal court in Bangor for possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Torresen sentenced Ryan Mumme, 48, to eight years in prison and supervised release for life. Mumme was also ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution. He pled guilty in June 2018 after being charged in December 2017.

According to court records, Mumme admitted to agents during an interview at his home that he had child pornography on his laptop computer. A subsequent forensic examination of the laptop revealed images and videos of children under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the Eastport Police Department investigated the case. The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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Andrew McCormack Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated September 30, 2019