Lubec Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

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BANGOR, Maine—A Lubec man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Bangor to possessing child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.

According to court records, in 2018, the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit received information that a Twitter user was uploading and storing images and videos of child pornography. Investigators determined that the Twitter account was associated with the address of Rubin Perry, 34, in Lubec. Investigators obtained a search warrant for the address and interviewed Perry while executing the warrant. He admitted that he had a problem with child pornography and he did not know how to stop. He also admitted to having child pornography on his cell phone. His cell phone was later found to contain multiple images of child pornography.

If Perry is found to have a qualifying prior conviction, he faces a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and not less than five years of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Homeland Security Investigations and the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit investigated the case.

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