BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A Hampden man who was on Maine sex offender registry for sex crimes involving a child has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on federal charges of possession child pornography.
Sixty-five-year-old Walter Mosher pleaded guilty in June and has been detained since his arrest last March. He was sentenced on Monday.
Federal prosecutors say Mosher's computer contained images of child pornography, specifically images and videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Court records say he used a peer-to-peer file sharing network to download images of child pornography.
Mosher is listed on the Maine Sex Offender Registry for a 1986 case that resulted in convictions in Aroostook County of gross sexual misconduct, unlawful sexual contact and sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of 14.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)