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

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sanford Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Transporting 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
Richard M. Moulton, Jr., 31, of Sanford, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by
Judge Nancy Torresen to 10 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for transporting
child pornography. Moulton pleaded guilty to the charge on May 21, 2014.

According to court records, in February 2014, Moulton sent an email message to the
undercover email account of a federal agent, attaching four video files depicting minors engaged
in sexually explicit activity and asking: “Can u send 4 back also.” Evidence presented at the
sentencing hearing showed that Moulton frequently used his email account to solicit child
pornography from others and to send child pornography videos and images.

In imposing sentence, Judge Torresen noted the seriousness of the crime Moulton had
committed and the lasting impact that such offenses have on the children depicted in the images
traded online. Judge Torresen also stated that each person who possesses or distributes such
images bears some responsibility for the sexual exploitation of these children.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s
Homeland Security Investigations and the Sanford Police Department. This case was brought 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. Led by U.S.
Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section,
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

Updated January 26, 2015