Two Bangor transients charged with sex offender registry compliance problems

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Feb. 02, 2011, at 8:47 p.m.

Bangor police arrested two convicted sex offenders, who are required by law to update their addresses whenever they move, during two separate incidents on Tuesday night, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday.

Detective Eric Tall, who is responsible for keeping track of sex offenders who live Bangor, ran across Daniel Comier, 31, who is listed as a transient, at around 5:45 p.m. and arrested him for allegedly failing to comply with the sex offender registry act.

Comier, who was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in Knox County Superior Court in Rockland in 2005, has a Rockport address, according to the Maine Sex Offender Registry’s website.

Later in the evening, at around 8:45 p.m., Tall was dispatched to the Hope House to talk to Alec Philbrook, who also is listed as a transient. Philbrook, who was convicted in Penobscot County Superior Court in 2006 of two counts of sexual abuse of minor, was arrested by Tall for failure to comply with the sex offender registry act, Edwards said.

The sex offender registry had his address listed Wednesday as the Hope House, which is a shelter for people struggling with drugs and alcohol.

Both Comier and Philbrook were taken to Penobscot County Jail and remained there Wednesday evening, a jail official said.

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