FARMINGTON — A local man indicted last summer on four counts of possession of sexually explicit materials of children under 12, appeared in court Jan. 31 for a conference on his case.

Levi Gould, 35, of Farmington, a former dispatch supervisor at Franklin County Regional Communications Center, resigned Jan. 4, 2022. He was a dispatcher for 16 years, 11 of them at the county center.

The alleged possession of sexually explicit materials occurred March 4, 2022, according to the July 2023 indictment. It was a direct indictment that was impounded until an arrest warrant could be obtained. Gould turned himself in shortly after and posted $5,000 bail.

Trooper David Armstrong of the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit conducted the investigation.

Gould appeared late last month at Farmington District Court for a dispositional conference among his attorney, Matt Morgan, of McKee Morgan Attorneys in Augusta, prosecutor Mark Rucci, a deputy district attorney from the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office in Bangor, and a judge.

The case is being handled by the Penobscot office to avoid a conflict of interest.


“Levi has cooperated with authorities throughout the process and we are waiting for his upcoming court date,” Morgan said.

His next appearance is scheduled for March 12 at a Farmington court.

Gould’s bail conditions include no contact with minors under the age of 16, except for his daughter, which will be supervised as consistent with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services supervision plan, according to a court document.

He is not to use or possess any devices that connect to the internet, except strictly for work purposes as long as he maintains use of the third-party monitoring application on his mobile devices.

Gould also cannot be in any place children congregate unless consistent with the state’s DHHS supervision plan. His devices are subject to random searches and testing.

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