Maine Sports Hall of Famer, DJ Dana Wilson waives jury trial on child pornography charge

Posted March 06, 2013, at 5:26 p.m.
Last modified March 06, 2013, at 5:42 p.m.
Dana Wilson
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Dana Wilson

BANGOR, Maine — Maine Sports Hall of Famer and local DJ Dana Wilson on Wednesday waived a jury trial and agreed to be tried before a judge on one count of possession of child pornography, according to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office.

A trial date at the Penobscot Judicial Center has not been set.

Wilson, 62, of Brewer was indicted June 27 by the Penobscot County grand jury on a charge of possession of sexually explicit material, a Class C crime. He pleaded not guilty Aug. 8.

In December, Superior Court Justice Gregory Campbell granted a defense motion that Wilson undergo a competency evaluation.

Because that evaluation did not raise any problems, there was no need to hold a competency hearing, Michael Roberts, deputy district attorney for Penobscot County, said Wednesday.

Wilson remains free on $1,000 unsecured bail with conditions that include him having no contact with children under the age of 16.

The investigation into Wilson began in February 2011, Brewer police Detective Sgt. Jay Munson said the day Wilson was indicted.

“We found no evidence of any local children or what appears to be local children [on Wilson's computer],” Munson said last year.

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.

The videos found on Wilson’s computer showed adult men having sex with girls under the age of 12, according to a previously published report. Monitoring of child pornography sites by law enforcement officials outside of Maine led to an Internet address owned by Wilson, Roberts said in June.

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

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.

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