Two Houlton men accused of having child porn in their home indicted

Posted Nov. 17, 2012, at 8:23 a.m.
David Copley
David Copley
Will Copley
Will Copley

HOULTON, Maine — Two Houlton men allegedly found in possession of pornographic images of children have been indicted by the Aroostook County grand jury.

David B. Copley, 61, and Will Copley, 30, both were indicted on charges of possession of sexually explicit material. The images were allegedly found on computers in the home they shared, which is located diagonally across the street from a school.

Both men were arrested by the Houlton Police Department in August. Information about their indictments was released on Friday by the district attorney’s office.

Police executed a search warrant at their School Street home and seized a laptop, a desktop computer and an external hard drive. Evidence of pornographic images involving minors were observed on the devices, according to Houlton Police Chief Butch Asselin.

The digital images allegedly were downloaded by the Copleys using peer-to-peer software, which allows computers to form a decentralized network to share files between users.

Police do not believe local children are involved.

Each man is facing a Class C felony charge, punishable by up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fines.

Asselin said that the arrests were the result of a lengthy investigation conducted jointly with the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force.

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