Closing arguments in DJ Dana Wilson’s child pornography trial set for Friday

Posted June 06, 2014, at 12:58 p.m.
Last modified June 06, 2014, at 5:29 p.m.

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Dana Wilson at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor
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BANGOR, Maine — Closing arguments in the jury-waived trial of local disc jockey Dana Wilson are scheduled to take place before Superior Court Justice Ann Murray Friday afternoon, according to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office.

Wilson, 63, well-known DJ and former member of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame, was indicted nearly two years ago by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count of possession of sexually explicit material.

Wilson has denied intentionally downloading child pornography.

The investigation into Wilson started in February 2011, when Brewer police Sgt. Jay Munson received a message from the group Internet Crimes Against Children that someone with an IP address at Wilson’s home had received a video known to portray child pornography.

Munson testified Monday that Wilson told them “he had seen that stuff” but had not downloaded it. Wilson also told the detective his son, Christopher Wilson, 26, of Hermon, used the laptop, the detective testified before Murray. Munson said Wilson told him he and his wife were concerned about leaving him alone with his sister when he was younger because of Christopher Wilson’s “sexual interests.”

Dana Wilson’s ex-wife, Marsha Wilson, 61, of Bangor, denied ever having such concerns or discussing them with her ex-husband. Marsha Wilson said the couple divorced in 2010, and she moved out in late December of that year.

Christopher Wilson took the stand and denied ever using his father’s computer.

Bangor police detective Brent Beaulieu and Maine State Police Officer Christopher Hull testified Monday they had examined the computers found in Wilson’s home more than three years ago. Two videos that contained child pornography were found in the recycle bin of one laptop computer, Beaulieu testified.

Closing arguments by Michael Roberts, deputy district attorney for Penobscot County, and defense attorney Hunter Tzovarras of Bangor are scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Murray has not said whether she will issue a verdict immediately or take the matter under advisement.

BDN reporter Judy Harrison contributed to this story.

 

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