BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The sentencing of convicted pedophile, Dana Wilson, was postponed for the second time Tuesday after he requested a new court appointed lawyer.
The 62-year-old pleaded no contest in May to one count of possession of sexually explicit material that had children in them under the age of 12. Wilson made the request for a new lawyer saying that his lawyer, Jeffrey Silverstein, seldom made himself available outside of proceedings. A statement that Silverstein disagrees with saying that it was his client who made things difficult.
"Don't understand that there have been any lapse on my part, I've been very responsive to him," said Silverstein. "He has struggled with this since the outset."
After having Wilson fill out a financial affidavit, Justice William Anderson, granted the request for a new lawyer. A new sentencing date will not be scheduled until that lawyer has been assigned.
Deputy District Attorney, Michael Roberts, was prepared to request that Wilson serve around 2 1/2 years in prison with 6 months suspension, along with 2 years probation.
"Based upon his lack of acceptance of responsibility and some of the things that he's done to drag this out, I was going to ask for a longer period of incarceration leaving the total amount up to the judge," said Roberts.
Wilson remains free on $1,000 cash bail with the condition that he not have any contact with children under the age of 16. He faces up to 5 years in prison and a possible $10,000 in fines.