PORTLAND – A Sanford man accused of exploiting a minor to produce child pornography entered a not guilty plea in federal court today.

Royce Breton, 31, was arraigned this afternoon in U.S. District Court.

He was been indicted on one count of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of possession of child pornography.He entered not guilty pleas to both.

The first charge carries a penalty of 15 to 30 years. The second charge has a maximum penalty of 10 years. Both carry fines of up to $250,000.

According to an indictment, Breton had a minor engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce pornography around January 2008 to August 2010.

He was ordered to be detained pending a hearing and was placed in the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service.