46-year old Douglas Blodgett, of Lewiston, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 10 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for accessing with intent to view material containing images of child pornography.

Nikolay Mamluke

Blodgett pleaded guilty to the charge on August 22, 2016. Blodgett was also ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution to the child depicted in several of the child pornography images he accessed.

According to court records, in March of this year, Blodgett used the internet to access Internet Relay Chat channels and chatrooms containing child pornography images. Investigators executed a search warrant on Blodgett’s computer and residence, and found that he had accessed internet addresses containing child pornography images. In an interview with agents, Blodgett admitted visiting chatrooms containing child pornography.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.