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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 22, 2016

Lewiston Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Douglas Blodgett, 46, of Lewiston, Maine, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to accessing with intent to view material containing images of child pornography.

According to court records, in March of this year, Blodgett used the internet to access Internet Relay Chat channels and chatrooms containing child pornography images. Investigators executed a search warrant on Blodgett’s computer and residence, and found that he had accessed internet addresses containing child pornography images. In an interview with agents, Blodgett admitted visiting chatrooms containing child pornography.

Blodgett faces between 10 and 20 years in prison; a $250,000 fine; and between 5 years and life on supervised release. He faces an enhanced sentence because of a prior sex offense conviction. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated August 24, 2016