Friday, December 5, 2014

Child Pornography Arrest - Gorham

NEWS RELEASE from the Maine Department of Public Safety

from Spokesman Steve McCausland - 626-3811

The State Police Computer Crimes Unit today arrested a Gorham man on child pornography charges.   Micah Maurio, 28, was charged with dissemination of sexually explicit material of someone under the age of 12.  He was arrested at his apartment at 132 Gray Road and taken to the Cumberland County Jail.

An initial review of his personal computer showed hundreds of images of child pornography.  His computer was seized and will be further analyzed by State Police.  None of the children depicted are believed to be from Maine.

Maurio is a musician and a part time faculty member at the University of Southern Maine, lecturing on music. He has been under investigation by the computer crimes unit since October following a tip.   Gorham Police also assisted in the arrest, which took place at 10:30 am.  Maurio offered no resistance.