Rockland man accused of possessing child pornography

By Stephen Betts | Jun 20, 2019
Photo by: Knox County Jail Douglass Mills

Rockland — A 67-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, June 19, accused of possessing child pornography.

Douglass G. Mills of Rockland was arrested and charged with Class C felony possession of sexually explicit materials of children younger than 12 years old.

Bail was set at $250 cash and he remained at the Knox County Jail Thursday morning. If he fails to make bail, he will make an initial appearance in Knox County Court in Rockland Friday.

An affidavit filed in court by Maine State Public Safety computer crimes Detective Glenn Lang states that the investigation began Jan. 22, when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip.

A search warrant was obtained and the Pleasant Street home where he lived was searched May 9. According to the affidavit, Mills told police he did not know it was wrong to look at such things online.

He told police he intentionally made sure he did not have access to children. He had operated a photo studio,

Mills eventually told investigators that he stored the pornography on a thumb drive and that he looked at the images once every day or every other day.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Jan Carr | Jun 20, 2019 16:42

"Mills told police he did not know it was wrong to look at such things online."... Are you kidding me? What a sicko! What a joke the bail amount is, smh...geeesh

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