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Case Number: 1:21-cr-00100-JAW
Judge: John A. Woodock, Jr.
Court: United States District Court for the District of Maine (Cumberland County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Maine United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Portland, Maine criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with charged with failing to register as a sex offender.
Jack Palmer, 70, was convicted in federal court in Bangor of possessing child pornography. As a result of that conviction, Palmer was required to register as a sex offender in Maine and to update that registration within three days if he changed residences. In November 2020, he moved from Portland to Northeast Harbor and failed to notify the Maine Sex Offender Registry. He lived at this residence until his arrest in April 2021.
Palmer faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The United States Marshals Service and the Bar Harbor/Mount Desert Police Department investigated the case.
FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER; 18:2250
Outcome: 08/02/2021 22 Minute Entry for proceedings held before JUDGE JOHN A. WOODCOCK, JR: Frye Colloquy held as to JACK PALMER. Bench Trial Held as to JACK PALMER. The Court found the Defendant guilty as to Count One of the Indictment. Defendant remanded to the custody of the US Marshal. (Court Reporter: Julie Edgecomb) (tcs) (Entered: 08/02/2021)
08/02/2021 23 ORAL COURT VERDICT as to JACK PALMER (1) Guilty on Count 1 of the Indictment By JUDGE JOHN A. WOODCOCK, JR. (tcs) (Entered: 08/02/2021)
08/02/2021 24 COURT EXHIBIT LIST from Bench Trial held on August 2, 2021 as to defendant(s) JACK PALMER (Exhibits listed on the Court Exhibit List are not remotely electronically available) (tcs) (Entered: 08/02/2021)
08/02/2021 25 COURT WITNESS LIST from Bench Trial held on August 2, 2021 as to defendant(s) JACK PALMER (tcs) (Entered: 08/02/2021)