Progressive mega-donor arrested in Maine on child porn charges

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A prominent progressive politician who has funded Democrats in Maine and elsewhere, including multiple donations to the Biden campaign, was arrested Friday in his home state and charged with possession of child pornography.

Mega-donor Eliot Culter, age 75, was taken into police custody by troopers at his home in Brooklin after a two-month investigation, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss confirmed to News Center Maine.

Cutler is facing four counts of possession of unlawful sexually explicit materials Class C, which means subjects were younger than 12-years-old, Matthew J. Foster, district attorney for Hancock and Washington counties, told the local outlet.

The arrest comes days after authorities executed search warrants at Cutler’s homes on Pine Street in Portland and on Naskeag Point in Brooklin. Law enforcement conducted a search at two properties owned by Cutler earlier in the week.

Cutler was held on $50,000 bail at Hancock County Jail with a court date set for Monday. Each of the four counts carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, the National File said. Foster said additional charges were expected to be filed.

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