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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gorham Man Pleads Guilty To Possession of Child Pornography

Contact: Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Steven Tutt, 45, of Gorham, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to possession of child pornography.

According to court records, law enforcement, using a peer-to-peer file sharing program, downloaded a child pornography video from the defendant’s home computer.  A search warrant was subsequently obtained for the defendant’s residence.  A forensic examination of the defendant’s computer was conducted and revealed several additional videos of child pornography.  During an interview with law enforcement, the defendant admitted that he had actively searched for and obtained images and videos of child pornography using peer-to-peer software.

The defendant faces up to 10 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 case was investigated by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit. 

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated November 30, 2016