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Westbrook father of three girls charged for possessing child pornography

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PORTLAND, Maine — A Westbrook man was charged with possession of child pornography Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland after a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security discovered him downloading and sharing videos using file-sharing software, according to court documents.

Joel Dudley, 28, said after he was arrested on Monday that he had downloaded an estimated 500 to 600 videos of child pornography “out of curiosity,” according to an affidavit supporting a criminal complaint filed with the court. The Westbrook man said he would delete the videos after viewing them, and he periodically erased his storage drive using “Department of Defense-grade” wiping software, the document said.

Dudley is the father of three girls between the ages of 3 and 8, who were in his custody, according to an application for a search and seizure warrant of the Westbrook man’s apartment.

Investigators frequently inform the Department of Health and Human Services when children live with an individual charged with possession of pornography, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine State Police. Whether the children have been removed from Dudley’s home could not be determined due to privacy laws that seal DHHS cases concerning children from the public.

Homeland Security agent Martin Conley found that Dudley allegedly downloaded three videos of child pornography between May 8 and July 4 using a file-sharing computer program called Ares. One of the videos showed an 8-year-old girl being sexual molested by a woman in her 20s, and the two others portrayed preteen girls engaging in sexual acts, according to court documents.

During the investigation, Saco police Detective Fred Williams reportedly found videos on a DVD of children engaging in sexual acts. The DVD was located on a desk in the office next to Dudley’s bedroom, according to the criminal complaint.

Conley was able to track Dudley using a modified version of the peer-to-peer software that allowed the agent to see an individual computer downloading the videos, according to the application for a search warrant. A grand jury subpoena was submitted to Dudley’s Internet service provider, which confirmed he was one of its users.

The Westbrook man said he ran a computer salvage and repair business called D & W Services out of his apartment — and sometimes from an office in Gray — which accounts for the large amount of computer equipment found on the premises by investigators, according to the complaint. Dudley said that “several other individuals had access to the entire apartment and the computer equipment inside the apartment.”

U.S. Magistrate Judge John Rich III on Tuesday ordered that Dudley temporarily be held without bail. The defendant is scheduled to appear in federal court in Portland on Aug. 27 for a bail hearing.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has asked that Dudley be held without bail pending the outcome of his case.

If convicted, Dudley faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.


Westbrook man sentenced to 8 years for perjury, possessing child pornography

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PORTLAND, Maine — A Westbrook man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to eight years in federal prison for possession of child pornography and perjury.

Joel Dudley, 30, also was sentenced to 10 years of supervised release, according to the court’s electronic case filing system.

Dudley was convicted in two separate trials in federal court in Portland. A jury found him guilty in February of possessing more than 500 videos containing child pornography, according to court documents. The titles of many of them indicated they depicted incestuous acts between adults and children.

In April, a jury convicted him of making a false declaration before a court, according to court documents. Jurors found that Dudley falsely testified that he had repeatedly invoked his right to counsel during an interview with law enforcement agents, but that the agents had continued to question him in violation of his constitutional rights.

After he was arrested in August 2012, Dudley told police that he had downloaded an estimated 500-600 videos of child pornography “out of curiosity,” according to court documents. The Westbrook man said he would delete the videos after viewing them, and he periodically erased his storage drive using “Department of Defense-grade” wiping software.

U.S. District Court Judge George Singal sentenced Dudley to eight years on the child pornography charge and five years on the perjury charge to be served at the same time.

Dudley faced up to 10 years in prison on the child pornography charge and up to five years in prison on the charge of making a false statement. He also faced a fine of up to $250,000 on each charge.

(Joel is due to be released this April.)

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PO Box 1000 – Otisville, NY 10963

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Circles and Citizens,

How is everyone?  I guess you could say I am doing good.  I just wish April would get here already but of course it will get here soon.  I would say if some of you could be in Portland on April 10th that would be cool for yes, I would love to see some of my friends when I get off the bus.

I had a friend send D.S. an email, but of course I was told she asked as if she didn’t know who I was but I guess I should have known (LOL.)

As you can see, I enclosed a letter to Arline (Lawless.) Keep in mind to send it as “Homer Noodleman”  I just hope it goes through, but of course who knows.  I hope I can work it all out once I get out of the half-way house.

So how is my church going?  Is my congregation still holding “Love Feasts?”  Am I still “the Bishop.”

I guess I am going to say goodnight for now, and I am going to bed for as I have said before, long day at work tomorrow.  Keep in touch.  Whatever you guys – Cedra,  Amber, Fusion – do, you better not fall off the face of the Earth again.  You guys had me worried; you’re my only friends, at least the ones who have stood by me through this.

God bless,

Father Dudley

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Write Joel via: Joel Dudley , #07499-036 – Federal Correctional Institution – P.O. Box 1000 – Otisville, NY 10963

How is everyone?  I got your letter today.  As far as letters go you can send whatever you have crazy or not.

I guess when it comes to the pictures you guys have if you would like you can put up to 20 in one envelope at a time to me.  For Hell, you guys are the only ones who send me letters or pictures.  Feel free to give these guys my info so you don need to worry about sending all these letters they can send it right to me.

Hey, tell D.S. I need to speak to her about this dream she had.  I guess you could say a name she said kinda jumped out at me.  But I will write her a letter as well.

Oh someone made a comment in a letter back when you guys went insane.  You still are insane (LOL)  How is Minh?  Is she still seeing someone?

When I get out of the halfway house I wouldn’t be able to stay with Brent for he has his daughter and if I can maybe mom and Cherokee.  I guess you could say we will see.

I guess you could say it is cool to hear from you guys again.  I guess you could ask Darkstar this for me, for I know I will never hear from her because of Mark.

So I try to  call you guys at least once a day but get nothing from you.  Is there a number you guys can recieve texts at or an email address where I could send emails or text it?  I ask this so that I can write you guys if I need to.  But I will close, so yes I want to get this in the mail.

Love, Father Joel

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Write Joel via: Joel Dudley Register Number 07499-036                                                    Federal Correctional Institute – P.O. Box 1000 – Otisville, NY 10963

 

 

Circles and the general public,

How is everyone?  I am doing okay.  Let me start out and say that as far as I know I do not need to register and yes if they try to make me I plan on dealing with it in court.

I guess you could say after April I will know more on this fact of registering so as soon as I can find a place to live and get out of the halfway house I plan on calling a church meeting.

I mean when all of my supporters can  get together we should put a board together.  I know me, but I need to put the board together for us to get the church off the ground.

I know I told you . guys, but as far as I am concerned you can tell people my address so you don’t always need to forward my letters.  I know Amber said her address was on the envelope but of course you guys sent it so I don’t have her address. but if it does

I will pray over the scripture that Father Morgen asked me to look over (Revelations 2:17) for yes if I need to it will come in handy for sure.  I hope it won’t come down to it does, Morgen and I can work it out there.

And yes, my mom says she will send my letters to Arline (Lawless); it just seems that she does not ever get them, plus I can’t even call mom anymore, for she doesn’t have a phone right now and yes I keep trying to call you guys but of course no one ever picks up for my calls.

I can tell you guys April 10th I will be heading for the halfway house on Grant Street; I will still have four months to serve for my time so yes, August 9th is when I will be out for good but yes on paper.  I could get home confinement maybe from the halfway house if I have a place I could live so yes I am doing my best to work all that out.

I can say I hope to get one of you on the phone so yes we can talk for you know it is easier for us to speak on the phone but I guess we will see.

If any one would like let them know that I could call them if they just send me their number and I will put it on my phone account here.

I will let you guys go for now.  I have enclosed; I wait to hear back from you all.

God bless,

Father Dudley

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How is everyone?  I guess you could say I am good.  Be a lot better when I am back in Maine.

I have been doing a lot of work on the Ministry.  I guess you could say when I get out of the halfway house Paster McFeeley and I will need to get together for about a week straight and see where we stand.  I know that I will get together with a lawyer friend and file for non-profit status but as you see I go under “Christ Mission.”  I thought for Christ Mission because I feel it is my mission from Christ to spread his Word through prisons and ex-inmates.

I know we also need to put a board of directors together plus our by-laws for the board; you can trust me this is a night and day thing.  I guess once I find a place to live in August I will start my work on that.

So how has life been for everyone out there?  Arline (Lawless) and I have not really spoken much only because we have not had anyone who could forward our mail.  I guess you could say my mom did her best.

I am going to let you guys go for now but I will write you more later.  I just hope I can find the money for more stamps tomorrow.

Joel Dudley

Dakota Robinson, 22, faces three charges following a three-month-long investigation into the incident.

MACHIAS (NEWS CENTER Maine) — A former Washington County jail employee is accused of exposing himself to an inmate and trafficking tobacco within the facility.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that 22-year-old Dakota Robinson had been summonsed on three charges following a three-month-long investigation into the incident.

According to the sheriff’s office, a corrections supervisor received a report on Aug. 7 that a cook at the jail had exposed himself to an inmate. That report was relayed to jail administration.

The cook was denied access to the jail the next day, Aug. 8, and assistance was requested from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office by Washington County to investigate the complaint.

As a result of Hancock County’s investigation, Robinson was summonsed with two counts of indecent conduct and trafficking of tobacco in an adult correctional facility, both Class E crimes.

Robinson is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 4 in Machias.

He’s no longer an employee of Washington County, the sheriff’s office said.

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