Former State Prosecutor Pleads Not Guilty in Connection with Fleeing the State

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 year ago

A former state prosecutor who was arrested in New Mexico after nearly three weeks on the run pleaded not guilty Tuesday in connection with that crime.50-year-old James Cameron entered his plea on a criminal contempt of court charge in U.S. District Court in Portland.Cameron, who was once the state’s top drug prosecutor, was convicted of child pornography charges in 2010 and sentenced to 16 years in prison.He was released from prison pending his appeal and ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device. In November, just hours after an appeals court upheld seven convictions against him, prosecutors say Cameron cut off the electronic bracelet and took off. Cameron was arrested 18 days later in New Mexico.


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