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Brewer convicted sex offender pleads not guilty to possessing child porn

(WABI)
Published: Jan. 23, 2019 at 1:15 PM EST
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A convicted sex offender from Brewer accused of having child pornography has pleaded not guilty.

55-year-old Joseph Messier appeared in federal court in Bangor Wednesday.

Court documents say Messier told police last year that one of his multiple personalities is a pedophile and the one responsible for downloading the illegal materials.

Messier claims he's deleted pictures in the past that he says his other personality found online.

Messier was ordered to have a psychological evaluation last year and was found competent to stand trial.

In 2001, Messier was convicted in Florida of molesting a young child.

He's on the Maine sex offender registry for life.