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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 10, 2017

Gorham Man Sentenced to 12 Months and 1 Day for 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, 46, of Gorham, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to 12 months and 1 day in prison to be followed by 5 years of supervised release for possession of child pornography.  He was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.  The defendant pled guilty on November 29, 2016.

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 case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and 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 March 10, 2017