Trecartin pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

11 years ago

    BANGOR — United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Ronald H. Trecartin, 31, of Linneus, pled guilty in U.S. District Court before Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to possession of child pornography.

    According to court records, in May 2012, a law enforcement agent learned that videos containing child pornography were being shared over a file-sharing network from a computer located at Trecartin’s residence in Linneus. On Sept. 26, 2012, agents executed a search warrant at Trecartin’s residence and seized two laptop computers and other media and electronic devices belonging to him. A forensic examination of the items seized revealed that three contained child pornography.
    Trecartin faces up to 20 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000. He will be sentenced after completion of a pre-sentence report by the United States Probation Office.
    The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations.