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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

PORTLAND, Maine:  A Freeport man was sentenced today in federal court for accessing the internet with intent to view child pornography, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

U.S. District Judge Joseph N. Laplante sentenced George Royle V, 46, to 32 months imprisonment and five years of supervised release. Royle was convicted in January 2020 following a three-day jury trial.

According to evidence presented at trial, in July 2015, agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed a search warrant at Royle’s Portland home. Agents seized a laptop computer under the warrant. A forensic analysis of the laptop showed that Royle had been accessing internet websites containing child pornography images with the intent to view them. He also had been using peer-to-peer file-sharing software to seek out child pornography.

HSI and the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit investigated the case.

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Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Updated November 24, 2020

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