AUGUSTA — The state’s former drug prosecutor, convicted for child pornography and fleeing the state while on bail, lost his Maine law license earlier this month.

James M. Cameron, 52, of Rome, agreed to give up his license in December. In a Tuesday news release, the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar said he lost his license after a court order from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. His license had been suspended since 2010, when Cameron was convicted on 13 counts of child pornography before being released on bail during part of a federal appeal.

Six of those convictions were overturned in 2012 and the case was sent back for re-sentencing. However, after learning he’d be heading back to prison, Cameron cut off his monitoring bracelet and fled Maine, staying on the lam for more than two weeks before U.S. marshals found him in New Mexico.

The next year, he pleaded guilty to a contempt charge for fleeing. In December, he was sentenced to nearly 16 years in federal prison. He appealed that sentence shortly afterward and already has served three years.

In December, a federal judge recommended that Cameron serve his sentence at Englewood, the federal prison in Littleton, Colo., where he already had served some time, but a spokesman at that prison said he wasn’t there Tuesday. A federal inmate locator said his expected release date is September 2025, but it’s unclear where he is now. His federal public defender was out of the office Tuesday.

At that December hearing, Cameron told the judge that he hoped to spend the rest of his life doing positive things.

“I will never, ever practice law again,” he said. “I know that’s going to be an uphill battle for me.”