A Portland man who was out on bail after being arrested in December on a child pornography charge has been arrested again for allegedly violating his bail terms.

Glenn Strout, 52, of 139 Beverly St., was arrested Thursday after police conducted a random search of his home and discovered he had computers in his possession, which a judge had prohibited, according to Portland police Assistant Chief Vern Malloch.

“Area residents have been concerned about Strout’s release on bail because it is thought that he had videotaped neighborhood children from his home as they played outside. Strout is not accused of any crime relating to this activity and he has not been convicted of any crime. He should be presumed innocent at this time,” Malloch said in a written statement.

Strout was first arrested last Dec. 11, when police searched his home and discovered what they say was child pornography in his possession. He was charged with possession of sexually explicit material of a minor under 12 years old, a Class C crime punishable by up to five years in prison.

Strout was brought to the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland on Friday afternoon to face the new charge of violation of conditions of release, a misdemeanor. Judge E. Mary Kelly set bail in the new case at $1,500 cash with conditions that he have no contact with minors under the age of 18, have no access to the Internet and not live in a place with Internet access. The judge also prohibited him from possessing sexually explicit material or electronic devices and said he must submit to random searches by the police.

Strout is scheduled to return to court on the original case on Wednesday morning.

 


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