Hampden man indicted on child porn charge

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted March 19, 2012, at 6:19 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A convicted sex offender from Hampden has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of possessing child pornography.

Walter Mosher, 64, pleaded not guilty to the charge Friday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. A detention hearing is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

According to court documents, Mosher’s computer contained images of child pornography, specifically digital images and videos that were produced using minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Mosher is listed on the Maine Sex Offender Registry for a 1986 case that resulted in convictions in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton on charges of gross sexual misconduct, unlawful sexual contact and sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of 14.

Because of his convictions, Mosher faces up to 20 years in prison, to be followed by at least five years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000 if convicted.

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