Penobscot man guilty of possessing child porn



BANGOR — A Penobscot man was convicted Tuesday in federal court of possessing child pornography.

Kevin Lee Ross, 52, was found guilty of the crime following a one-day jury trial in U.S. District Court.

Ross was summoned on the charge in July 2011, after a search warrant was executed at the home in Penobscot he shared with his mother, according to Assistant United States Attorney Andrew McCormack.

“There was an undercover investigation by postal inspectors into peer-to-peer network sharing of child pornography,” McCormack said.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service was aided in the investigation by the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

Ross was alone in the home when the search warrant was executed. When agents entered, they found a video of child pornography playing on Ross’s computer.

An examination of computers seized during the search revealed they contained thousands of images and hundreds of videos of child pornography. None of the images is believed to be of children from Maine, McCormack said.

Ross was taken into custody after the verdict was delivered. He will be sentenced following completion of a pre-sentence review, which should take between six to eight weeks, McCormack said.

Ross faces up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of $250,000.

Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander

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