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Portland Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Joseph Holland, 33, of Portland, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to possessing child pornography.

According to court records, in January of this year, Holland was on supervised release after completing his term of imprisonment for a prior federal conviction. Another individual on supervised release admitted to a U.S. Probation Officer that he had been using Holland’s cell phone, and that he had seen images of nudes that he thought could be minors on the phone. A review of Holland’s phone revealed numerous child pornography images.

Holland faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He also faces a term of supervised release following his release from prison of no less than 5 years and up to life. He faces a separate term of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release. 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, with assistance from U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services.


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

Updated May 15, 2019

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