BANGOR — A Kingfield man was sentenced in U.S. District Court Friday after pleading guilty to a federal charge of possessing child sexual assault material.

Richard Hinkley, 56, was ordered to serve 20 years in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $16,500 in restitution.

Hinkley pleaded guilty to the charge in March.

According to court records, between May 2009 and April 2010, Hinkley coerced a minor child to engage in sexually explicit conduct through online video chat communications. He recorded images of the minor during some of the sessions, prosecutors said.

The investigation revealed that Hinkley possessed a hard drive that contained images of child pornography including some he had collected using a peer-to-peer network. Some were sexually explicit images of prepubescent children under the age of 12.

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