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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 9, 2018

Gorham Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Possessing Child Pornography

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Christopher Shepard, 32, of Gorham, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 15 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for possessing child pornography. Shepard pleaded guilty on November 28, 2017.

According to court records, in April of last year, investigators from the Gorham Police Department executed a search warrant at Shepard’s apartment in Gorham. 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.

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

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
Craig M. Wolff Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated April 9, 2018