Computer Crimes

CHILD PORN ARREST

Raiche
Christopher Raiche, 28, of Skowhegan

Maine State Police are continuing their investigation into a Skowhegan man arrested on child porn charges last month and they say there may be a number of young victims who are from Maine .  28 year old Christopher Raiche continues to be held at the Somerset County Jail on $250,000 bail. He was arrested October 18 after the State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Homeland Security searched his home at 57 Hilltop Drive in Skowhegan.  The search followed a tip forwarded to State Police from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Several electronic devices were seized from Raiche’s home and are being analyzed by the computer crimes unit.  He is charged with a single count of possessing sexually explicit material and investigators think he may have taken dozens of sexually explicit photos of Maine children, all under the age of 12.  Raiche was employed by T-Mobile’s call center in Oakland, but also was a baby sitter at his and other homes .  Some Maine children have been identified and investigators think there may be more Maine victims.

Raiche made his first court appearance in Skowhegan October 21. He was originally being held in lieu of $50,000 bail, but the judge increased it to $250,000.

Anyone with information on Raiche or potential victims is asked to contact the computer crimes unit through the Public Safety communications center in Augusta at 207-624-7076.

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