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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Westbrook Man Sentenced to Eight Years for Possessing Child Pornography and Perjury

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

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Joel
Dudley, 30, of Westbrook, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z.
Singal to 8 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for possessing child pornography
and testifying falsely under oath during a court hearing. Dudley was convicted following
separate jury trials in February and April.

According to evidence introduced at the two trials, in August 2012, federal agents and
local police executed a search warrant at Dudley’s apartment in Westbrook and seized two
DVDs later found to contain numerous child pornography videos.

In April 2013, Dudley testified at a hearing on a motion to suppress evidence he filed in
the child pornography case. At the hearing, held in U.S. District Court in Portland, Dudley
falsely testified that he had repeatedly invoked his right to counsel during an interview with law
enforcement agents, but that the agents had continued to question him in violation of his
constitutional rights.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s
Homeland Security Investigations and the Westbrook Police Department.

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