June 23, 2018
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Judge denies release of former drug prosecutor pending appeal of child porn conviction

Kate Collins | BDN
Kate Collins | BDN
James M. Cameron
By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A federal judge on Monday for the third time denied James Cameron’s request to be released from prison pending his appeal to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston .

Cameron, 48, of Hallowell was sentenced in March to 16 years in federal prison on child pornography charges.

The state’s former top drug prosecutor is incarcerated at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., according the federal Bureau of Prisons’ inmate locator website.

U.S. District Judge John Woodcock  repeatedly has denied motions for post-conviction release filed by Cameron’s Portland attorney, Michael Cunniff.

Cameron has been incarcerated since his conviction in August on 13 counts of sending, receiving and possessing child pornography in 2006 and 2007. He was held at the Cumberland County Jail in Portland before being transferred to Brooklyn last month.

A date for oral arguments on Cameron’s appeal has not been set in Boston.

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