TOPSHAM — A former Topsham man pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing child pornography.

Gary Boshoff, 52, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case stems from a Homeland Security Investigations and Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit 2016 investigation, in which agents found downloaded files depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct from a computer using an Internet Protocol address assigned to Boshoff. Agents searched Boshoff’s home in October 2016. Boshoff admitted to agents that he had used the internet to download child pornography images,  according to a news release from United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank.

Boshoff also faces a term of supervised release following his release from prison of no less than 5 years and up to life. He will be sentenced once the U.S. Probation Office completes an investigation report.

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