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Falmouth lawyer charged with possessing child pornography

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Falmouth lawyer charged with possessing child pornography

FALMOUTH — A local attorney was arrested Wednesday morning by Maine State Police for allegedly possessing child pornography.

Lawrence Winger, 63, of 12 Bay Shore Drive, was arrested by the Computer Crimes Unit. He came to the attention of state police within the last month, according to spokesman Steve McCausland of the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Winger, who has a law office in Portland, is charged with possessing sexually explicit material of someone under the age of 12. His computer had dozens of images and videos of child porn, according to McCausland.

"They seized his computer and after an initial review, they described what they found on it," McCausland said. "There will be a complete forensic examination of the computer done at the computer crime lab in Vassalboro sometime in the near future."

He said there are no known Maine victims in the images, and Winger was taken to Cumberland County Jail in Portland, where he was in the process of paying $500 bail.