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South Portland Man Sentenced to 16½ Years for Sexually Exploiting a Minor

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

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

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Wayne Niski, 29, of South Portland, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to 16½ years in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release for sexually exploiting a minor. Niski pleaded guilty to the charge on September 10, 2015.

According to court records, in 2013, Niski took several sexually explicit photographs of an eight-year-old girl. In March 2015, investigators executed a search warrant at Niski’s residence in South Portland. Among the items found in the residence was a USB flash drive that contained copies of the images that Niski had taken in 2013.

The investigation was conducted by the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Updated March 9, 2016

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