Maine man guilty in child porn case

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted May 13, 2009, at 10:10 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Millinocket man pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to possessing child pornography.

Philip Scott Fournier, 48, admitted that he had on his computer more than 600 images, including pictures of children from around the world who have been identified in previous investigations as being victims of pornographers.

The forensic analysis of the computer revealed 635 images that depict children from 37 different groups of child pornography photos, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. All of the children were photographed outside of Maine.

Investigators from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency seized Fournier’s computer in November 2006 after they traced the credit card he used to purchase the images, according to court documents.

Fournier, who will be held without bail until his case is resolved, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. His sentencing date has not been set.

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