A 32-year-old Maine man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court for possessing child pornography.

United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Christopher Shepard, 32, of Gorham, Maine, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court.

Shepard was sentenced by Judge George Z. Singal to 15 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for possessing child pornography. Shepard pleaded guilty on November 28, 2017.

According to court records, in April of last year, investigators from the Gorham Police Department executed a search warrant at Shepard’s apartment in Gorham.

Investigators seized his cellular telephone, which was later found to contain several images of a girl under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The case was investigated by the Gorham Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.