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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rhode Island Man Sentenced to 20 Months for Travelling Interstate to have Sex with a Minor

Contact: Michael J. Conley
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that William McNeill, 23, of Cumberland, Rhode Island, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 20 months in prison and five years of supervised for travelling interstate to engage in sexual conduct with a minor. He will also be required to register as a sex offender, and while on supervised release his access to minors, computers, and the Internet will be restricted.

According to court documents, in the fall of 2014, McNeill met a 14-year-old girl from Cumberland County online.  On about October 18, 2014, following several weeks of communicating with the juvenile in a sexually explicit manner, McNeill travelled from North Carolina to Maine to meet and have sexual relations with her.
 
The case resulted from a joint investigation between the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bridgton, Maine Police Department. 

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated August 16, 2016