DJ, Maine Sports Hall of Fame member Dana Wilson indicted on porn charge

Posted June 27, 2012, at 2:39 p.m.
Last modified June 27, 2012, at 9:10 p.m.
Dana Wilson
Brewer Police Department
Dana Wilson

BANGOR, Maine — A former basketball star who was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame last month has been indicted on a child pornography charge.

The Penobscot County grand jury Wednesday indicted Dana Wilson, 61, of Brewer on a charge of possession of sexually explicit material, a Class C crime.

An arraignment date has not been set.

The investigation into Wilson began in February 2011, according to Brewer police Detective Sgt. Jay Munson.

“We found no evidence of any local children or what appears to be local children,” he said Wednesday after the grand jury handed up indictments.

Wilson has a disc jockey business and has provided music for dances sponsored by Brewer Parks and Recreation and area schools for many years, Munson said.

Ken Hanscom, director of Brewer Parks and Recreation, said Wednesday that Wilson has provided music for the last 20 years for the annual father-daughter dance and for the last five years for the street dance that is part of the city’s Brewer Days celebration in September.

The videos found on Wilson’s computer showed adult men having sex with girls under the age of 12, according to Michael Roberts, deputy district attorney for Penobscot County. Monitoring of child pornography sites by law enforcement officials outside of Maine led to an Internet address owned by Wilson, the prosecutor said.

A message left at Wilson’s home was not immediately returned, according to The Associated Press.

Wilson was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame for his basketball feats at Bangor’s Husson College, where he graduated in 1974. The hall of fame says Wilson averaged nearly 35 points a game his senior year, best among all NCAA Division III schools that year.

If convicted, Wilson faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. He also would be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years and could be prevented from spending time with minors as a DJ if convicted.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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