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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Child Pornography

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

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Ryan Abbott, 23, of Plymouth, Wisconsin, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to transporting child pornography.

According to court records, in October 2014, Abbott, who was in Wisconsin, sent several email messages to the undercover email account of a federal agent in Maine. Some of the messages contained links to folders of child pornography images stored on a cloud storage website. Other messages attached video files depicting sexually explicit conduct involving young children. Abbott was arrested in Wisconsin in December 2014 and brought to Maine to face charges filed in this district.
     
Abbott faces between five and 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and between and five years and a lifetime of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
     
The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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Updated April 9, 2015