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

Friday, November 7, 2014

New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Travel to Have Sex with Child

Contact: Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Chad
Amodio, 42, of Northwood, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty today in U.S District Court in
Bangor to interstate travel to have sex with a minor.

Court records and proceedings reveal that in March 2014, Amodio began having
inappropriate sexual conversations on a chat website with a 13-year-old girl. Police were alerted
and an undercover officer took control of the minor’s account. Amodio communicated with the
undercover officer and made plans to travel from his home in New Hampshire to Maine in order
to have sex at the girl’s home. Shortly after arriving at the Penobscot County address provided
by the undercover officer, Amodio was arrested. Alcohol and a bottle of lubricant were found in
his vehicle which he admitted purchasing in anticipation of the planned sexual encounter.

Amodio faces up to 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the
completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Bangor Police Department, the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, and the Maine State Police.

Updated January 26, 2015