Month Long Child Pornography Investigation Results in Arrest

HOULTON - Following a month long investigation a Houlton man has been arrested for allegedly distributing sexually explicit material.

A search of the Stewart Road home of 60 year-old Gary E. Schillinger resulted in the seizing of computers, thumb drives and journals Monday morning.


Officials say the investigation was initiated due to statements made by Schillinger on February 4.


Images posted to his Facebook page prompted authorities to contact the National Center of Missing Children.


Through the organization's help, it was determined that Schillinger was spreading child pornography using his email accounts, which allegedly contained explicit photos of children under the age of 12.


Schillinger was convicted of public indecency in 1985, and three counts of gross sexual misconduct in 1986.


He's also a lifetime registrant on the Maine Sex Offender Registry.

Karina Bolster

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Karina joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in March of 2013. Raised as part of a military family, she likes to consider Massachusetts as her "home-base". Karina graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications. From January 2012 to July 2012, Karina was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Tuesday for The Morning Show, covering topics from current events to the "Trophy Town" teams.

Karina also has a huge passion for sports. While in college she interned for New England Sports Network (NESN) as a “NESN Daily” intern, as well as the TD Garden, working in the control room for the Bruins and Celtics games. Also as a former college softball player, she loves staying active and looks forward to trying some of the sports the Bangor area has to offer!

Karina Bolster
ABC 7/FOX 22 Bangor
(207) 945-6457 X 3118

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