December 16, 2017
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Lewiston man pleads guilty to transporting child porn

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — A Lewiston man pled guilty Friday to a charge of transporting child pornography.

Fredrick Butler, 44, faces between 15 to 40 years in prison, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty.

A sentencing date for Butler has not been set.

Butler pled guilty in U.S. District Court before Judge Nancy Torresen.

Court documents indicate that Butler sent an email to an individual in Oregon containing 19 images, most of which depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

In 2001, Butler was convicted of receiving child pornography. His possible sentence also could include supervised release of up to life and up to $250,000 in fines.


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