Federal Jury Convicts Westbrook Man of Sexually Exploiting a Child
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine
PORTLAND, Maine: A Westbrook man was convicted today of two counts of sexually exploiting a child after a two-day jury trial in U.S. District Court in Portland.
According to court records and evidence presented at trial, in August 2019, Rayevon Deschambault, 27, used a 14-year-old minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of the conduct. The sexually explicit videos that Deschambault had produced were found on his cell phone after investigators seized the phone in August 2019.
Deschambault faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in prison on each of the two counts. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigative report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The FBI and the Portland Police Department investigated the case, with assistance from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Project Safe Childhood: This 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. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 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, visit www.justice.gov/psc.
David B. Joyce
David B. Joyce
Andrew K. Lizotte
Assistant U.S. Attorneys
Updated January 20, 2023
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