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District of Maine

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Former Hodgdon Man Sentenced to 40 Months for Possessing Child Pornography

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Anthonio Dicentes, 38, formerly of Hodgdon, Maine, and recently of Madison, Florida, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 40 months in prison and five years of supervised release for possession of child pornography.  Dicentes pled guilty on September 1, 2017. 

According to court records, between about June 2009 and September 2015, Dicentes possessed image files depicting child pornography that he purposefully and repeatedly downloaded from the internet, including at least one of which depicted a child under the age of 12.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI, the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit, and the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office and 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 Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of 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.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Project Safe Childhood
Chris Ruge Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated March 1, 2018