Bath resident and former Brunswick Police Officer Garrett Brosnan, 25, waived indictment and pled guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to attempting to transfer obscene matter to a minor.

The announcement was made by the office of United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II.

Delahanty stated that, according to court records, in May agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations were investigating a report that an unknown adult male had an inappropriate online interaction with a minor girl in Arizona. Investigators obtained information suggesting that the male was Brosnan.

An HSI investigator in Arizona initiated an undercover online conversation with Brosnan in late May. The investigator said she was a 14-year-old girl from Arizona.

On June 2, Brosnan sent the investigator a picture of himself exposing his penis.

Brosnan faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and supervised release of up to three years. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by HSI offices in Maine and Arizona.

Brosnan had faced two counts of attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor.

Late last month, Brosnan’s attorney Michael Cunniff said he expected a plea agreement to be proposed to the court in which the government acknowledges, or indicates that Brosnan has accepted responsibility for his conduct. He expected Brosnan will only be charged with a single count of attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor.

Brunswick Police announced June 25 that Brosnan had resigned.

In June, Brunswick Police Chief Richard police chief stated that no previous complaints had been filed against Brosnan.

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