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Joel was released on April 10th, 2019.  

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PO Box 1000 – Otisville, NY 10963

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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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Circle,

How is everyone?  I know you guys should have gotten my last letter by now.  As I said in my last letter, life goes on as God wants it.

Is Bella still alive?  Sadly, for me, Lori got rid of Charger a while ago, and it could be some time before I get another one.  Again, life goes on as God wants it.

I’m sorry this is so short, but I am going to say goodnight for now.  I need to work at 4am and it’s 10pm already.  I guess you could say: pray for me, as I pray for all of you.

God bless and love always,

Bishop Joel Dudley

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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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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

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