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U.S. Marshals Arrest Bowdoinham Man on Child Pornography Charges

For immediate release

Theodor G. Short, United States Marshal

District of Maine
(207) 780-3355

Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), announces the arrest of Jasper Orne, 37, of Bowdoinham, Maine. Orne was wanted on a warrant for possession of child pornography based on a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court.

The United States Secret Service requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, in locating and apprehending Orne. Orne was believed to be in or around the Bowdoinham, Maine area.

Through the collaborative investigative effort of the Richmond Police Department, Sagadahoc Sheriff's Office, and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, investigators developed information that Orne was working in the Bowdoinham area where he was subsequently arrested without incident by the U.S. Marshals Maine Violent Offender Task Force, Richmond Police Department, Sagadahoc Sheriff's Office and agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Orne will appear in federal court for his initial appearance on federal charges.

This investigation was also assisted by the United States Secret Service, Maine State Police, Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, and the U.S. Marshals Service Maine Violent Offender Task Force. The U.S. Marshals Service Maine Violent Offender Task Force is comprised of members of the Maine State Police, Maine Department of Corrections, Biddeford Police Department, and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

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