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

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Penobscot Man Sentenced to 7½ Years for Possessing Child Pornography

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Kevin Lee Ross, 52, of Penobscot, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 7½ years in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release for possessing child pornography.  Ross was found guilty after a jury trial on October 21, 2014.

Court proceedings revealed that in July 2011 a search warrant was executed at the defendant’s residence in Penobscot.  The defendant was the only person at the residence at that time. Agents found a child pornography video playing on one of the defendant’s computers.  A forensic examination of computers seized from the residence revealed thousands of images and hundreds of videos of child pornography.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

Updated April 3, 2015