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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Sanford Man Sentenced to 6 Years for Possessing and Transporting Child Sexual Abuse Material

PORTLAND, Maine:  A Sanford man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Portland today for possessing and transporting child sexual abuse materials, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

U.S. District Judge George Z. Singal sentenced Trevan Nordmann, 31, to six years in prison and five years of supervised release. Nordmann pleaded guilty on March 28, 2022.

According to court records, on September 17, 2021, an online covert employee of the FBI was monitoring a group chat on Kik and engaged with a participant using the name “Jerry G”. “Jerry G,” who was later identified as Nordmann, sent the agent three videos showing minors engaged in sexually explicit content. During a subsequent search of Nordmann’s home, electronic devices were seized, and Nordmann admitted to sending the videos on Kik and that additional child pornography videos and images would be found on his cell phone. At least one of the videos showed a child under the age of 12.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) investigated the case.

To report an incident involving the possession, distribution, receipt or production of child pornography: "Child pornography" captures the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. These images document victims’ exploitation and abuse, and they suffer re-victimization each time the images are viewed. File a report with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at www.cybertipline.com or 1-800-843-5678. Your report will be forwarded to a law enforcement agency for investigation and action. If you have an emergency that requires an immediate law enforcement response, call 911 or contact your local police or sheriff’s department.

Project Safe Childhood: This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Department’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 www.justice.gov/psc.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
F. Todd Lowell Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated September 13, 2022