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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

New Jersey Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Possessing Child Pornography

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Newell Mowry, 66, of Paterson, New Jersey, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to 10 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for possessing child pornography.  He was also ordered to pay $32,500 in restitution to four victims and a $5,000 special assessment to the Domestic Trafficking Victims’ Fund.  Mowry pleaded guilty on March 21, 2018.

According to court records, in October 2017, as he reentered the United States from Canada, Mowry possessed a laptop computer containing numerous child pornography files that he downloaded from the internet including files that depicted children under the age of 12.

Mowry faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years because of a 1999 conviction in New York for possessing child pornography.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Project Safe Childhood
Chris Ruge Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated August 1, 2018