WILMINGTON — After a four-day trail, Donald Ray Boles, 59, of Wilmington, Vermont, was convicted last Friday of possession of child pornography, and taken into custody after the jury returned its verdict.
According to court records and proceedings, on September 6, 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a warrant to search Boles’ residence for evidence of child pornography. During the search, numerous computers and other digital media were seized.
During a forensic examination, authorities say approximately 140 images of child pornography were found on various computers and hard drives from the residence.
According to court records, the computers also contained thousands of images of child erotica, as well as sexually explicit cartoons, anime, and graphic stories. They also revealed that he communicated over the internet with other offenders about their shared interest in preschool and toddler girls.
Boles has previously been convicted of possession of child pornography.
In 1999, U.S. Customs Service agents executed a search warrant of his residence for child pornography. He was charged and eventually pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography in United States District Court in Vermont.
In June 2001, a judge ordered Boles to serve 15 months imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release.