Former prosecutor arrested in Albuquerque

Posted Wednesday, December 5, 2012 in News

Former prosecutor arrested in Albuquerque

James Cameron

PORTLAND — James Cameron, a former prosecutor who fled rather than submit to imprisonment, was arrested Monday in New Mexico. Cameron had been under house arrest pending the outcome of his appeal on child-pornography charges. He cut off his ankle bracelet and fled the jurisdiction on Nov. 15 after learning that his appeal was unsuccessful and that he would be jailed.

Cameron had been forced to give up his passport as a condition of release. 

Cameron made an initial appearance in an Albuquerque courtroom; he will shortly be returned to Maine in the custody of U.S. marshals, who conducted a nationwide manhunt for him.

In addition to the jail time for the child-pornography offense, Cameron is also expected to face charges of violating bail conditions and evading law enforcement. Cameron was given an unsecured bail of $75,000, which may have to be remitted to the state of Maine.

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