Criminal Justice

After 17 Days on the Lam, Former Maine Prosecutor Is Arrested in New Mexico


A former top drug prosecutor for the Maine Attorney General’s office was arrested in New Mexico on Sunday, 17 days after he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet.

James Cameron had disappeared after a federal appeals court in Boston upheld his conviction on seven of 13 counts for sending and receiving child pornography. He was arrested while leaving the restroom at a video and book store in Albuquerque, the Portland Press Herald reports.

Cameron had changed his license plates and fled with camping gear in his Audi, authorities said. He was ordered held without bail in a federal court appearance on Monday.

Prior coverage:

Portland Press Herald: “The Fall of James Cameron”

ABAJournal.com: “Ex-Prosecutor Ditches His Monitoring Bracelet and Flees After Adverse Child-Porn Ruling”

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