Criminal Justice

Attorney is charged in child-porn possession case after consenting to search of law office


A Maine attorney is facing a felony child-pornography possession charge after state police allegedly found sexual images of children under the age of 12 on a laptop and an external hard drive at his Portland law office.

Authorities traced images on the Internet to an IP address for a computer at the Falmouth home of Lawrence Winger, 63, state police told the Portland Press-Herald.

Although the laptop and hard drive were not found Aug. 18, when police executed a search warrant on the home, Winger consented to a search of his law office, where the devices were located, the newspaper reports.

He voluntarily surrendered Wednesday and was released on $500 bail in the Cumberland County case. The article doesn’t include any comment from Winger or his attorney.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Winger is known for his representation of companies in employment-discrimination cases and has written a book on employment law.

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