Contact: F. Todd Lowell
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Benjamin A. Rossignol, 22, of Stockholm, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District
Court by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 22 years in prison to be followed by 20 years of
supervised release for possessing and distributing child pornography. Rossignol pleaded guilty
to the charges on May 8, 2014.
Court records reveal that in October 2013 the defendant created images of child
pornography using a minor child. He sent three of those images to a covert internet investigator
with the Queensland Police Service (“QPS”) in Australia. On November 8, 2013, federal and
state agents executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence in Stockholm. A forensic
examination of the defendant’s cell phone and his computer revealed images identical to the ones
sent to the QPS investigator and other child pornography.
The investigation was conducted jointly by U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit,
the Bangor Police Department and the Queensland Police Service.