Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Jeffrey Swimm, 38, of Bangor, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.

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According to court records, between about October 2012 and April 2017, Swimm produced still-image and video files depicting child pornography, some of which were produced using a camera hidden in the defendant’s bathroom.  In addition, the defendant possessed other images and videos of child pornography depicting children under the age of 12 which he solicited and received over the internet.

Swimm faces between 15 to 30 years in prison for child exploitation and up to 20 years in prison for possessing child pornography.  He also faces up to a $250,000 fine on each count and between five years and life on supervised release.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Bangor Police Department, and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.