“This was a highly unique case that asked the question, ‘Is looking at illegal images on Web sites ‘possessing’ them if they were never saved, downloaded or purchased?’ We said, ‘No way.’ The jury agreed.”

— Defense attorney Walter McKee, who successfully defended former Mount View Junior High School teacher Michael Douglas against four charges of possession of child pornography in Sagadahoc County Superior Court this week.


“It’s cause for us to take another hard look at the statute and the definition of possession.”

— Deputy District Attorney Eric Walker, reacting to the outcome of the case and the defense used by McKee.