Sentencing of Former Husson Basketball Star Postponed

BANGOR -Former basketball hall of fame inductee, Dana Wilson, making a court appearance today after a judge had previously found him guilty for posession of sexually explicit material of a minor.

 

A judge was expected to announce the sentence for 62 year old Dana Wilson after the Brewer resident plead no contest earlier this year to 1 count of possesion of child pornography.

 

However that sentencing didn't happen.  Attorney Jeff Silverstein asked the court for the trial to be continued because Wilson's therpist couldn't testify today due to a scheduling conflict.

 

Wilson believes his therapist will help  his case in telling the court that while the 2010 incident occured, his life was falling apart.

 

"There were things that were going on as his marriage tended to crumble at that point in time," Says Silverstein. "And while his children were adults, they were engaged in some questionable conduct."

 

Before Wilson could make his way out of the courtroom, the Judge stated, "It would be good to bring this matter to a close for a lot of reasons."

 

Wilson is expected to be back in court for his sentencing on August 20th at 1 p.m.

Andrew Scheinthal

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Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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