Greenville man sentenced for possessing child sexual abuse materials
BANGOR — A Greenville man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Bangor on Oct. 14 for possessing child sexual abuse materials, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.
U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. sentenced Eugene Murray, 28, to 12 months and one day in prison and five years of supervised release. Murray pleaded guilty on Nov. 1, 2021.
According to court records, beginning in January 2019, Murray began communicating with an undercover FBI agent on Kik Messenger in a chat group that appeared to have an interest in children and child pornography. After Murray posted a link to child sexual abuse materials, a search warrant was executed at his residence during which he admitted to viewing child pornography. A forensic examination of his phone revealed links to images.
The FBI investigated the case.