A 67-year-old Gardiner man faces federal charges that he produced and possessed child pornography.

Richard Bailey was ordered detained after his arrest April 17 and pleaded not guilty to the charges that same day.

Conviction on a charge of production of child pornography carries a minimum 15-year prison term and a maximum of 30 years.

Bailey was indicted April 12 by a federal grand jury in Bangor and the case was sealed until his arrest five days later.

Bailey was ordered held in jail after an April 20 hearing in U.S. District Court. Bailey, through his attorney, Jon Haddow, did not object to detention.

The prosecutor is Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCormack.

The indictment charges Bailey with sexual exploitation of a minor and says Baily induced a child around Feb. 8, 2017, “to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of that conduct and did aid and abet another person in doing the same.” It says Bailey knew the depiction would be transported in interstate and foreign commerce.

The second count says Bailey “knowingly possessed” child pornography up until May 4, 2017, that had been shipped through interstate or foreign commerce and that depicted a child under age 12.

The government also seeks forfeiture of computer equipment and thumb drives allegedly used in committing the offenses.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams

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