Contact: Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Chad Amodio, 43, of Milton, New Hampshire, was sentenced today in U.S District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 40 months in prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release for interstate travel to have sex with a minor. Amodio pled guilty on November 7, 2014.
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.
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.