Ex-prosecutor in prison for child porn offenses released pending appeal

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 12, 2011, at 8:31 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The former state prosecutor incarcerated at a federal prison in Colorado on child pornography charges has been released, according to information on the U.S. Bureau of Prisons inmate locator website.

James Cameron, 49, of Hallowell was released from federal prison in Colorado late Thursday or early Friday after the judge who sentenced him set bail conditions Thursday.

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston on Tuesday ruled that Cameron could be freed on bail while his appeal is pending. The case was remanded to U.S. District Judge John Woodcock in Bangor to set bail conditions.

The appellate court’s ruling reversed Woodcock’s denial of Cameron’s request for post-conviction bail in May.

Cameron, who was the state’s top drug prosecutor in the Maine Attorney General’s Office, was incarcerated at Federal Correctional Institute Englewood in Littleton, Colo., according to the inmate locator website. The minimum-security facility is located about 15 miles southwest of Denver.

Woodcock’s post-conviction bail order, issued about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, allowed Cameron to be released on $75,000 unsecured bail, wear a GPS monitor and register as a sex offender.

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