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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Lewiston Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Accessing Child Pornography

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, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to 10 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for accessing with intent to view material containing images of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to the charge on August 22, 2016. Blodgett was also ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution to the child depicted in several of the child pornography images he accessed.

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.

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 December 28, 2016