Winthrop man arrested on child porn charge

Posted Sept. 03, 2014, at 6:31 p.m.

WINTHROP, Maine — A local man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of child pornography, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said.

Jon A. Hall, 20, was charged with possessing sexually explicit material of a child under the age of 12 by the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit, McCausland said. The arrest took place at Hall’s Winthrop home.

According to McCausland, the computer crimes unit began investigating Hall in July after receiving a complaint from police in Newton, New Hampshire, who said that Hall was having sexually explicit conversations with a 12-year-old boy on a social media site.

Hall’s computer was seized on July 29 and after it was analyzed, an arrest warrant was issued for him, McCausland said.

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Hall was taken to Kennebec County Jail, where he is being held on $1,500 cash bail.

State police were assisted by Winthrop police, McCausland said.

 

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