Judge finds ex-prosecutor guilty on child porn charges

Posted Aug. 23, 2010, at 3:02 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A federal judge has found a former Maine prosecutor guilty of 13 of 15 child pornography counts.

U.S. District Judge John Woodcock ordered James Cameron, 48, of Hallowell, held without bail pending his sentencing.

Cameron opted for a jury-waived trial and did not take the stand in his own defense Monday.

Woodcock found Cameron guilty on eight counts of sending, four counts of receiving and one count of possessing child pornography in 2006 and 2007. The judge found Cameron not guilty on two counts of sending child pornography.

Cameron stood next to his attorney, Michael Cunniff of Portland, and showed no emotion as Woodcock read the verdicts, according to a Portland newspaper.

Federal prosecutors said Cameron created 17 different user profiles and left a trail of child porn on file servers and on his home computers.

Cameron’s attorney said the government failed to prove that it was Cameron who sent, received or possessed any illegal photographs or videos.

The bench trial lasted six days at U.S. District Court in Portland.

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