From staff reports

State officials have suspended the law license of a Portland lawyer who admitted to possessing child pornography, officials said Thursday.

As part of a plea agreement, the state Board of Overseers of the Bar suspended the license of Lawrence Winger, 64, for 90 days, followed by one year of supervision by another lawyer and one year of counseling.

Winger, who lives in Falmouth and specializes in labor and employment law, was sentenced in May to 90 days in jail as part of the plea agreement on a felony child pornography charge. Winger was sentenced to five years, with all but 90 days suspended.

Winger turned himself in to police on Aug. 27, 2014, days after investigators from the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit searched his home at 12 Bay Shore Drive in Falmouth and his law office on Pearl Street in Portland.

Police who seized Winger’s laptop computer and two external hard drives found dozens of images and videos of prepubescent children engaged in sexual activity, police said last year. None of the images appeared to be of Maine victims, authorities said.

Winger is married and has two grown children. As probation conditions, Winger was ordered not to have contact with children younger than 18, not to possess any sexually explicit material, not to use or possess a computer or electronic device able to access the Internet, and to register as a sex offender for five years.