Maine Sports Hall of Fame member Wilson indicted on porn charge

BANGOR — A former basketball star who was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame last month has been indicted on a child pornography charge.

The Penobscot County grand jury Wednesday indicted Dana Wilson, 61, of Brewer on a charge of possession of sexually explicit material, a Class C crime.

An arraignment date has not been set.

The investigation into Wilson began in February 2011, according to Brewer police Detective Sgt. Jay Munson.

“We found no evidence of any local children or what appears to be local children,” he said Wednesday after the grand jury handed up indictments.

Wilson has a disc jockey business and has provided music for dances sponsored by Brewer Parks and Recreation and area schools for many years, Munson said.

Ken Hanscom, director of Brewer Parks and Recreation, said Wednesday that Wilson has provided music for the last 20 years for the annual father-daughter dance and for the last five years for the street dance that is part of the city’s Brewer Days celebration in September.

The videos found on Wilson’s computer showed adult men having sex with girls under the age of 12, according to Michael Roberts, deputy district attorney for Penobscot County. Monitoring of child pornography sites by law enforcement officials outside of Maine led to an Internet address owned by Wilson, the prosecutor said.

A message left at Wilson’s home was not immediately returned, according to The Associated Press.

Wilson was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame for his basketball feats at Bangor’s Husson College, where he graduated in 1974. The hall of fame says Wilson averaged nearly 35 points a game his senior year, best among all NCAA Division III schools that year.

If convicted, Wilson faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. He also would be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years and could be prevented from spending time with minors as a DJ if convicted.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Barry King's picture

This is just my opinion...

...but I hope that they castrate the bastard, if he is found guilty.

I have been giving "head" since I was 5 years old, but I am a survivor. I was never raped or forced in any way. An older extended family member who was always nice to me, and always "stuck up" for me, wanted me to do it, so I did, and I never stopped.

Although I didn't understand how, at the time when he told me, that it would make him feel good, I didn't question it. He always made me feel good (NOT..."That" way) and I was happy to do the same for him.

He sometimes brought friends for me to "help", and because he said that doing "it" would make him happy, I never hestitated for a moment, BUT... in retrospect, I couldn't fully comprehend what effect these actions would have on me or the rest of my life.

I have only love for this man, who is no longer with us (suicide about 25 or 30 years ago) and I believe that my life was and is what my Higher Power, in my case GOD, had (has) designed for me in order to complete his mission for me on Earth.

We are all a product of our life experiences, and what I "went through" when I was a kid, helped to make me the man I am today. A kind, honest, compassionate "Good" Christian.

Just a final note: SOME people believe that all "homos" are pedophiles and that we want to "convert" or subvert heterosexual men and children, when in fact, WE are the least likely people to do such a thing.

Even though I did NOT have a traumatic youth, I PERSONALLY, do not believe that ANY "adult" should have sex of ANY kind with ANYONE who has not reached the legal age of majority, and I would intervene if I witnessed it happening, regardless of where, when or why it was happening.

Barry King


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