PORTLAND

Portland man sentenced on child pornography charge

A Portland man was sentenced Friday to 12½ years in federal prison for possessing child pornography.

Timothy Majeroni, 46, was also given another two years in prison for violating the conditions of his supervised release and will face a lifetime of supervised release after his prison term.

Majeroni was convicted of possessing child pornography after a two-day trial in U.S. District Court. He was sentenced Friday by Judge George Z. Singal.

At the trial, Majeroni’s federal probation officer said he found a laptop computer in Majeroni’s apartment in November 2012 that contained numerous child pornography images. Majeroni also pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in 2001 and for failing to register as a sex offender in 2008.

Mainers warned against court-related email scam

The Maine Administrative Office of the Courts warned residents Saturday of an email scam that has been reported in other states.

The email scam alleges “illegal software use” by the email recipient, who is expected or ordered to appear in an unspecified state court, according to a news release from Mary Ann Lynch, government and media counsel at the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Lynch warned anyone receiving such an email in Maine not to open any attachments or click on any links in the emails.

Maine courts never summon people to court via an email, she said.

– From staff reports