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Maine Man Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

| May 23, 2014

Child Porn

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Stephen Scott Pennington, 41, of Hartford, Maine, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court  to 6½ years in prison and five years of supervised release for possession of child pornography.  Pennington pled guilty back in November of last year. According to court records, the defendant used peer-to-peer software to access and make available for sharing images and videos of child pornography.  Federal agents discovered some of the child pornography online, traced it to Pennington’s computer, seized and examined the computer, and found over 100 images and over 400 videos of child pornography.

In imposing sentence, Judge George Singal observed that child pornography crimes are one of the worst types because they victimize defenseless children, the images are sickening, and the defendant did not view it as a problem and made his collection available for sharing on the Internet.  The judge expressed his concern that the defendant still did not get it.

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