Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Robert Kelly Carter, 50, of Lisbon, Maine, (formerly of Madison, Indiana) was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to ten years in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a felon. Carter pleaded guilty to the charge on December 12, 2013.
Court records reveal that on September 18, 2013, Carter, who was on probation for a 2007 sexual abuse in the first degree conviction in Kentucky, was found in possession of a loaded .38 special revolver and a pistol when his supervising Maine probation officer searched his Lisbon residence. Carter also had felony convictions in Indiana in 2001 and 2004.
Judge Torresen said she imposed the maximum statutory sentence of ten years because she believed Carter was a danger to the community, particularly to the women with whom he shares personal relationships.
The investigation was conducted by the Maine Department of Corrections (Probation and Parole), the Lewiston and Lisbon Police Departments, the Central Maine Violent Crime Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.