November 18, 2013

Maine man charged with sexual exploitation of infant

Benjamin Rossignol is being held in Aroostook County Jail on several child pornography charges.

By David Hench dhench@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

A man from Stockholm, Maine, is facing a number of criminal charges, including sexual exploitation of a minor, in connection with pictures he took of a 1-month-old girl and disseminated on the Internet, police said.

Benjamin Rossignol

Courtesy Maine State Police

Benjamin Rossignol, 21, is being held in Aroostook County Jail on $10,000 bail following his arrest earlier this month. He also is charged with dissemination of sexually explicit material, possession of sexually explicit materials and unlawful sexual contact.

Rossignol is accused of taking graphic photos of the baby and posting them on the Internet. The pictures were discovered by federal investigators, who then contacted the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit. Members of the unit and the Department of Homeland Security arrested Rossignol Nov. 8 at his home in Stockholm, which is about 20 miles north of Caribou.

Rossignol’s next court date is Feb. 8.

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