Ellsworth man pleads not guilty to filming child in bathroom

Posted July 22, 2011, at 6:21 p.m.
Last modified July 22, 2011, at 6:42 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — An Ellsworth man pleaded not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to possession of child pornography.

Thomas King, 42, was arrested Friday after being indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Bangor.

U.S. District Judge John Woodcock released King on personal recognizance bail.

Conditions include no contact with the alleged victim or unsupervised contact with people under the age of 18, electronic monitoring, psychiatric treatment and no access to computers.

A trial date was set tentatively for Oct. 4.

King allegedly made recordings two years ago of a female relative who was under the age of 12 at the time. The pin-hole camera he used was placed in the wall of a bathroom, according to Special Agent Michael McFadden with the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

The alleged activity was reported to police in January 2011, he said Friday.

King has not been charged with sharing the images on the Internet.

In addition to the criminal charge, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has asked that King’s computers and hard drives be forfeited.

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