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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Winter Harbor Man Convicted of Possession of Child Pornography

Contact: Jody Mullis
Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorneys
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jack Palmer, 66, of Winter Harbor was convicted following a jury trial in U.S. District Court of possession of child pornography.

The evidence at trial revealed that on October 23, 2014, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Palmer’s residence where they recovered a laptop computer and compact disks.  A forensic examination of these items revealed over 300 images and videos of child pornography.  During two separate interviews with law enforcement, Palmer admitted to searching for, viewing, and collecting child pornography.

Palmer faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

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

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated September 13, 2016