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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Portland Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Glenn Strout, 53, of Portland, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to possessing child pornography.

According to court records, in November 2015, law enforcement agents were investigating the sharing of child pornography over the internet. As part of the investigation, agents downloaded child pornography images from a computer at Strout’s residence in Portland. A search warrant was obtained for the residence and during the warrant’s execution Strout admitted downloading child pornography. A forensic analysis of devices seized under the warrant revealed numerous child pornography still images and video files.

Strout faces up to 20 years in prison, five years to life on supervised release and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the Portland Police Department.

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Updated December 1, 2016