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Ex-Maine Prosecutor Disappears after Child Porn Convictions Upheld
11/19/2012 02:06 PM ET  

James Cameron, a former assistant attorney general who served as Maine's top drug prosecutor, had been free on bail pending the appeal of his 16-year sentence, an appeal he lost last week.

A high-profile convicted sex offender from Maine is on the lam after cutting off his electronic monitoring bracelet and apparantly fleeing in his car.

James Cameron, a former assistant attorney general who served as Maine's top drug prosecutor, had been free on bail pending the appeal of his 16-year sentence on child pornography charges. Cameron lost that appeal last week.

According to Dean Knightly, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshal's Service, Cameron, 50, was last seen Wednesday night in Hallowell, where he had shown up for a visit with someone. After the visit Cameron drove back to his home in Rome, Maine, and sometime around midnight he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet, authorities say.

A warrant for his arrest was issued Nov. 15, and Knightly says the marshals service is now actively pursuing leads around the nation. "You know, we'll make a determination, depending on how quickly he's apprehended, as to whether we'll bring further criminal charges against him. He is driving - last known to be driving - a tan Audi A-6, Maine license plate 2333-PL."

Cameron was convicted last year of 13 counts of transportation, receipt and possession of child pornography. He appealed, and last week a federal appeals court in Boston upheld seven convictions, while vacating six others.

This story was reported and written by Susan Sharon.



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