Well-known disc jockey and ex-Maine Sports Hall of famer Dana Wilson is being charged again with parole violation for allegedly refusing to complete counseling on sex offenders.
70-year-old Wilson, formerly Brewer, was convicted of child pornography possession in 2014. He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison, excluding nine months, followed by four years probation.
Wilson appeared on summons at the Penobscot Judicial Center on Wednesday and denied having broken his parole.
A hearing on the matter is scheduled for May 18th.
Wilson worked for decades in Greater Bangor as a disc jockey at weddings, school dances, and private parties. He also had a lawn care business. Wilson said when convicted in 2014 that the indictment and the advertising that followed destroyed both companies.
Conditions of his probation include completing counseling on sex offenders, registering as a sex offender for 10 years after his release, and just one computer that should be registered with his probation officer.
Wilson was serving his sentence in Penobscot County Jail from November 11, 2014 to July 10, 2015, when, according to prison staff, he was released after an exemption for good conduct.
Wilson then moved to The Villages, Florida to live in his parents’ retirement home. In October 2017, he was charged with violating his parole on more than one computer.
He was convicted on these charges and returned to Bangor Prison for 5½ months in 2019. Wilson was released on February 7, 2020 and ordered to serve the remainder of his parole in the Bangor area.
Brendan Trainor, assistant district attorney for Penobscot County, filed the most recent indictment because Wilson only has a month to serve on parole, and his probation officer estimated that it would be four to six months for Wilson to complete the program for, according to Wilson Sex offender has completed court documents. Trainor tries to extend Wilson’s probation and then end it once he finishes the counseling.
Wilson’s attorney, Hunter Tzovarras of Bangor, said he would argue that his client was on parole and that he should be allowed to return to Florida.
The case that led to the charges against Wilson began when Brewer Police Sgt. Jay Munson went to Wilson’s home on February 14, 2011 after learning from Internet Crimes Against Children that someone had an IP address had received a video known to depict child pornography at the house where Wilson lived. This emerges from statements by the Wilson jury – the process was waived at the end of June 2014.
Wilson was never accused of sexually touching or abusing children.
Under Maine law, he could face a prison sentence of up to five years and a fine of up to $ 5,000 for a Class C crime of possessing child pornography. Wilson had no criminal record when he was charged.
Wilson was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in May 2012, a month before he was indicted by the Penobscot County Grand Jury for his basketball accomplishments at Husson College in Bangor, now Husson University, where he graduated in 1974 The Directors revoked this award on May 29, 2013.