New Gloucester man sentenced to 25 years on child porn charges

Posted April 25, 2012, at 3:09 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A New Gloucester man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Portland to 25 years in federal prison for taking pornographic pictures of a boy under the age of 4 and himself and posting them online.

Christopher Veazie, 22, waived indictment and pleaded guilty in December to sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography.

He has been held without bail since then.

In addition to prison time, U.S. District Judge George Singal sentenced Veazie to 15 years of supervised release after he completes his prison term.

Veazie also will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Between Jan. 1 and March 25, 2011, Veazie took photographs of himself and the naked boy, according to the prosecution version of events to which Veazie pleaded guilty.

Veazie’s crimes were discovered on March 25, 2011, after he asked a friend to try to clear his laptop computer of viruses. The female friend, who is not named in court documents, called police.

Veazie faced between 15 and 30 years in federal prison on the exploitation charge and up to 10 years in prison on the possession of child pornography charge. He also faced fines of up to $250,000 on each charge.

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