2014-10-28 / Front Page

Man gets 22 years on child porn charge

BANGOR (AP) — A northern Maine man who posted pictures online of the sexual abuse of an infant has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. Benjamin Rossignol, of Stockholm, was also sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 20 years of probation upon release.

Rossignol, 22, pleaded guilty in May to federal charges of transportation and possession of child pornography. Prosecutors say Rossignol took photos of himself sexually abusing a 1-month-old girl and posted them online.

He apologized in court. He has been held on $10,000 bail since his arrest last November. Rossignol still faces state charges related to the case.

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