Ex-publisher Appears In Court On Child Porn Charge

Updated 3 months ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A former Auburn city councilor who also once published a local magazine and organized a community film festival has appeared in court for the first time since being charged with possessing child pornography.

Joshua Shea was arrested in March and was freed on bail.

Shea’s attorney, David Van Dyke, told the Sun Journal after his client’s appearance Thursday at Androscoggin County Superior Court that Shea had been in a course of counseling since April at an intensive, out-of-state residential facility.

Deputy District Attorney Andrew Robinson has said he expects to seek an indictment against Shea when he presents the case to a grand jury in September or later, possibly seeking additional charges.

After his arrest, the 38-year-old Shea was fired from his job as publisher of Lewiston Auburn Magazine.

 


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