Bangor Man Sentenced for Possessing Images of Child Sexual Exploitation and Violating Supervised Release

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PORTLAND, Maine: A Bangor man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Portland for possessing images of child sexual exploitation and violating the terms of his supervised release, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.

U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. sentenced Robert Goguen, 46, to a total of 16 years in prison—14 years for possessing images of child sexual exploitation, and two years for violating the conditions of supervised release. Judge Woodcock also sentenced Goguen to 20 years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment. Goguen pleaded guilty and admitted the supervised release violation on September 15, 2017.

According to court records, on November 10, 2015, U.S. probation officers went to Goguen’s apartment in Bangor and seized a laptop computer. A forensic search of the computer revealed images and videos of child sexual exploitation that Goguen had downloaded and saved. At the time, Goguen was on federal supervised release following a 2012 conviction for failing to register as a sex offender.

Homeland Security Investigations and the Bangor Police Department investigated the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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