PORTLAND, ME – A Gorham man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Portland to receiving and possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.
According to court records, in May 2018, investigators with the Gorham Police Department executed a search warrant at the home of Carl Loomis, 64. Loomis admitted to investigators that he had child pornography images on his phone and that he had sent images to others using chat sites. A later review of Loomis’s iPhone revealed that in February 2018, he had received child pornography images on the chat application Kik. His iPhone and a thumb drive found in his home contained large numbers of images depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Loomis faces no less than five years and up to 20 years in prison on the receipt charge, and up to 20 years in prison on the possession charge. He faces a fine of up to $250,000 on each charge. He also faces a term of supervised release following his release from prison of no less than 5 years and up to life. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
The Gorham Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case.