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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Michigan Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor

PORTLAND, Maine:  A Michigan man pleaded guilty in federal court today to sexual abuse of a minor, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

According to court records, in August 2009, Matthew Boyd, 32, was an active-duty sailor stationed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  During this time, Boyd engaged in a sexual act with a minor who had attained the age 12 but who had not attained the age of 16.

Boyd faces up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He also faces up to three years of supervised release.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigated the case.

 

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
Michael J. Conley Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257 www.justice.gov/usao/me
Updated January 25, 2022