AUGUSTA — A Manchester man pleaded guilty earlier this week in a Kennebec County Superior Court case to two counts of possession of sexually explicit material of a minor under 12.

Jon A. Hall II, 21, formerly of Winthrop, was sentenced to serve an initial 20 months behind bars and the remainder of his five-year prison sentence was suspended. He was placed on probation for four years.

The offenses occurred July 29 in Winthrop. A third count charging similar conduct was dismissed.

An affidavit filed in court by Detective David Armstrong of the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit said the investigation began after Newton, N.H., police sent information about a victim, a 12-year-old boy who was asked by an adult male in Maine to send nude and sexually explicit images of himself.

The phone number and the email address were traced to Hall, according to Armstrong. A search warrant executed at Hall’s Winthrop home located child pornography on a computer in Hall’s bedroom. Armstrong also noted that Hall had previous juvenile convictions for unlawful sexual contact and unlawful sexual touching and he was on probation at the time.

A lso sentenced this week in Kennebec County Superior Court cases heard at the Capital Judicial Center:

• Tanya Boutelle, 52, of Lewiston, burglary, forgery, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and violating conditions of release Aug. 11-21, 2014, in Monmouth and Gardiner; two-year jail sentence, all but nine days suspended (credit for nine days served), two years’ probation, $430 restitution.

• Kiley Grotton, 26, of Hallowell, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer July 25, 2011, in Hallowell; 364-day jail sentence, all but seven days suspended, one year probation.

• Emily Lenz, 33, of Sebago, unlawful possession of scheduled drug Dec. 8, 2012, in Augusta; $400 fine.

• Brian D. Pelletier, 35, of Waterville, domestic violence reckless conduct Dec. 2, 2013, in Waterville; 364-day jail sentence, all but 90 days suspended, two years’ probation.

• Tony R. St. Pierre, 44, of Augusta, theft by receiving stolen property and failing to provide correct name, address, date of birth July 3, 2014, in Clinton; nine-month jail sentence.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams


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