A Portland man has been indicted by the Cumberland County grand jury on 110 child pornography-related charges, up from the single count brought against him at the time of his arrest last year.

Glenn Strout, 53, of 139 Beverly St. was first arrested Dec. 11, when police searched his home and discovered what they say was child pornography in his possession. He was charged at that time with a single count of possession of sexually explicit material of a child under 12 years old.

Prosecutors presented their case against Strout to the grand jury, which returned an indictment charging Strout with 22 counts of dissemination of sexually explicit material of a child under the age of 12 and 88 counts of possession of sexually explicit material of a child under 12 years old, the District Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

The dissemination charge is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The possession charge is a Class C felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.

The indictment comes after Strout was arrested again in March on a bail violation charge when police conducted a random search at his house and found computers in his possession.

At the time of Strout’s second arrest, Assistant Chief Vern Malloch of the Portland police issued a public statement in response to concerns of his neighbors.

“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 the written statement in March.

Strout is next scheduled to appear in court to face the child pornography charges on July 6. He has yet to enter a plea to the charges.

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