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Progressive Politician & Mega-Donor Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography


Progressive politician and mega-donor Eliot Cutler, age 75, was taken into police custody at his home in Brooklin, Maine for possession of child pornography.

The prominent political figure has funded Democrats in Maine and elsewhere.

Police took him into custody following a two-month investigation, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss confirmed to News Center Maine.

He’s charged with four felony counts of possession of unlawful sexually explicit materials of subjects younger than 12.

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Per News Center Maine:

Foster said police first received a tip in December from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children involving a single photo.

A search of devices this week resulted in at least 10 more files, according to Foster.

Cutler was released on bail Saturday afternoon according to an official with the Hancock County Jail. The bail was set at $50,000. Foster said additional charges are expected.

Cutler’s attorney, Walter McKee was seen visiting his client at the Hancock County Jail Friday. When asked by reporters if he would make bail he responded “$50,000 is a lot of money,” but would not comment further.

Cutler, 75, is best known for running as an independent candidate for governor in 2010 and 2014.

As The Post Millennial noted, Cutler has worked in Democrat administrations and made donations to high-profile Democrat politicians.

The disgraced politician had served in the Carter administration in the late 1970s with the Office of Management and Budget. He has also worked for the office of Maine Sen. Ed Muskie, also a Democrat. Cutler ran twice as an independent candidate for governor of Maine in the state’s 2010 and 2014 gubernatorial races.

In recent years, Cutler has made donations to several high-profile Democrats, donating multiple times to the presidential campaigns of President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former President Barack Obama, the National File cited.

Cutler’s donations to politicians span from Maine to state Democratic parties in New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Ohio, Colorado, Iowa, Virginia, Nevada, and Florida.

A late January 2021 article by The Portland Press Herald said Cutler served on the board of directors for Thornburg Investment Management, which is listed as Cutler’s employer for donations to Biden’s presidential campaign in 2020.

WMTW 8 aired this video report.


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