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

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Gorham Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Christopher Shepard, 31, of Gorham, Maine, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to possessing child pornography.


According to court records, in April of this year, investigators from the Gorham Police Department executed a search warrant at Shepard’s Gorham apartment.  Investigators seized his cellular telephone, which was later found to contain several images of a girl under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.


Shepard faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. He also faces a supervised release term of between five years and life. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.


The investigation was conducted by the Gorham Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Project Safe Childhood
Craig M. Wolff Assistant United States Attorney (207) 780-3257
Updated November 28, 2017