LEWISTON — A Harrison man was sentenced Friday to serve three years in federal prison for possessing hundreds of images of child pornography.

Wayne Pike, 38, of Bolsters Mills Road pleaded guilty in May. He was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Portland and ordered to pay $10,320 in restitution to victims. He was ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release after completing his sentence.

Pike was arrested in October 2014 following an investigation by the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit that revealed Pike had downloaded hundreds of images of children under the age of 12 engaging in sexually explicit activity.

According to a statement from the Department of Justice, investigators were able to determine the images were being made available through a computer at a home in Harrison where Pike was living.

Police conducted a search of his home on Bolsters Mills Road and found multiple device that contained child pornographic images. Pike claimed ownership of the devices, according to the Department of Justice statement, and admitted that he was responsible for possessing the images the investigators found.

Some of the images were of infants and toddlers being sexually abused, according to police. None of the victims are believed to be from Maine.

Pike works in construction and lived at his home with his wife and two young children.

When he was arrested, his bail conditions prohibited him from having contact with anyone under the age of 18, so he had to find other living arrangements, according to police.


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