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

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Lewiston Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Transporting 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
Fredrick W. Butler, Jr., 44, of Lewiston, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge
Nancy Torresen to 20 years in prison, to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for
transporting child pornography. Butler pled guilty to the offense on December 20, 2013.

According to court records, in April of last year, Butler sent an email message to an
individual in Oregon attaching 19 images, most of which depicted minors engaged in sexually
explicit conduct. Court records also show that in 2001, Butler was convicted in federal court for
receiving child pornography; in 1995, he was convicted in state court of gross sexual assault. As
a result of his prior convictions, Butler was subject to an enhanced sentence of at least 15 years
in prison.

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

Updated January 26, 2015