Well-known disc jockey and ex-Maine Sports activities Corridor of Famer Dana Wilson is going through a brand new cost of violating his probation for allegedly refusing to finish intercourse offender counseling.
Wilson, 70, previously of Brewer, was convicted of possession of kid pornography in 2014. He was sentenced to 2½ years in jail with all however 9 months suspended to be adopted by 4 years of probation.
Wilson appeared Wednesday on the Penobscot Judicial Heart on a summons and denied violating his probation.
A listening to on the matter is scheduled for Could 18.
Wilson labored for many years in Higher Bangor as a disc jockey at weddings, faculty dances and personal events. He additionally had a garden care enterprise. Wilson mentioned at his sentencing in 2014 that the indictment and ensuing publicity destroyed each companies.
Situations of his probation embrace finishing intercourse offender counseling, registering as a intercourse offender for 10 years after his launch and solely having one pc that was to be registered along with his probation officer.
Wilson served his sentence on the Penobscot County Jail from Nov. 11, 2014, till July 10, 2015, when he was launched after incomes time without work for good conduct, in keeping with jail personnel.
Wilson then moved to The Villages, Florida, to dwell in his mother and father’ retirement house. In October 2017, he was charged with violating his probation for having a couple of pc.
He was convicted on that cost and returned to the Bangor jail for 5½ months in 2019. Wilson was launched on Feb. 7, 2020, and ordered to serve out the remainder of his probation within the Bangor space.
Brendan Trainor, assistant district legal professional for Penobscot County, filed the newest cost as a result of Wilson has only one month to serve on probation, and his probation officer estimated that it might take 4 to 6 months for Wilson to finish the intercourse offender program, in keeping with court docket paperwork. Trainor is searching for to have Wilson’s probation prolonged, then terminated, as soon as he completes counseling.
Wilson’s legal professional, Hunter Tzovarras of Bangor, mentioned that he would argue that his shopper had fulfilled his probation necessities and he ought to be allowed to return to Florida.
The case that led to the costs in opposition to Wilson started when Brewer police Sgt. Jay Munson went to Wilson’s house on Feb. 14, 2011, after studying from the group Web Crimes Towards Youngsters that somebody with an IP tackle on the house the place Wilson lived had acquired a video recognized to painting youngster pornography, in keeping with testimony at Wilson’s jury-waived trial in late June 2014.
Wilson was by no means accused of sexually touching or abusing any youngsters.
Below Maine legislation, he confronted as much as 5 years in jail and a advantageous of as much as $5,000 for the Class C crime of possession of kid pornography. Wilson had no prior felony historical past when he was charged.
Wilson was inducted into the Maine Sports activities Corridor of Fame in Could 2012, a month earlier than he was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury, for his basketball feats at Bangor’s Husson Faculty, now Husson College, the place he graduated in 1974. The corridor’s board of administrators revoked that honor on Could 29, 2013.