May 24, 2013

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Charleston man sentenced in child pornography case

A Charleston man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for producing and possessing child pornography.

Federal prosecutors said Carey Gonyer, 44, was also sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to a lifetime of probation upon release.

Gonyer had been convicted last year of three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of possession of child pornography.

Prosecutors said the victim was a 16-year-old boy with whom he worked. Authorities said Gonyer sexually assaulted the boy for months before asking for sexually explicit cellphone pictures of the victim.

Gonyer was already a convicted sex offender at the time.


Drivers asked to watch out for rare turtles on roads

Signs are being put up to ask motorists in southern York County to be aware of rare turtles crossing roads.

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Nature Conservancy are marking the turtle crossing areas in Wells, South Berwick and York with hopes of reducing highway deaths of two of the state’s rarest species, Blanding’s and spotted turtles.

Motorists who see the roadside turtle signs should reduce their speed and watch for turtles. Drivers who see a turtle crossing the road and want to help are asked to safely pull over to the side of the road and move the turtle to the side of the road in the direction it was headed.

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