Sex offenders among 45 indicted in Waldo County

Posted Feb. 18, 2011, at 3:56 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 18, 2011, at 9:20 p.m.
Scott Brian Ritter
Waldo County Sheriff
Scott Brian Ritter
Travis Rowe of Searsport
Waldo County Jail
Travis Rowe of Searsport

BELFAST, Maine — A man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl and a former elementary school computer technician charged with possessing child pornography were among 45 people indicted this week by the Waldo County grand jury.

Scott Brian Ritter, 23, of Belfast was indicted on one count of gross sexual assault.

He recently had been released from jail for molesting a 4-year-old when he was arrested Dec. 1 and charged with Class A gross sexual assault after allegedly raping the 12-year-old.

According to a police affidavit released in December, Ritter told authorities he forced a girl to have sex with him in September.

“Scott said he knew that [the girl] was 12 years old and was sorry for forcing [her] to have sex,” the affidavit stated. “Scott said he knew that it was wrong and he knew that [the girl] did not want him doing what he was doing as she told him no.”

Indicted on 19 counts of possession of sexually explicit materials was Travis F. Rowe, 24, of Searsport.

Rowe, who had been working as a computer technician at elementary schools in Hope and Appleton, was arrested in September when police reportedly found pornographic videos on his home computer showing children as young as 5 or 6.

Police at the time said that they had no reason to believe that local children had been victimized. Judy Harvey, superintendent of School Union 69, said in September that Rowe had been placed on administrative leave after the arrest and that he had not been working directly with children for his technician job. Rowe resigned his position at the school in October, a union official said Friday.

Other indictments released this week included:

Jason A. Beal, 21, Belfast, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking, three counts unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Patrick R. Bickford, 22, Brooks, burglary of a motor vehicle, 14 counts theft by unauthorized taking, nine counts burglary, aggravated criminal mischief, four counts criminal mischief.

Hector J. Bohan, 21, Swanville, burglary, two counts theft by unauthorized taking.

Ryan Bonin, 24, Searsport, acquiring drugs by deception, attempted acquiring drugs by deception.

Craig R. Carlson, 24, Belfast, operating after revocation.

Paul C. Caron, 31, Benton, operating after revocation.

Tiffany A. Cobb, 27, Brooks, theft by unauthorized taking.

Cote S. Cosgro, 19, Bangor, burglary, four counts theft by unauthorized taking.

Wesley W. Courtney, 26, Montville, assault, domestic violence assault.

Steven A. Cronk, 26, Hermon, two counts theft by unauthorized taking.

Jay S. Drinkwater, 46, Searsport, criminal OUI, driving to endanger, failure to stop for an officer.

Harold D. Duprey, 26, Burnham, two counts theft by unauthorized taking.

Scott J. Eastman, 32, Waterville, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, hunting without a license.

Bruce W. Fields, 56, Frankfort, aggravated criminal OUI, criminal OUI, displaying of fictitious inspection sticker, operating beyond license condition or restriction.

James D. Francis, 25, Frankfort, burglary, aggravated criminal trespass, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, reckless conduct with a firearm, endangering the welfare of a child.

Amy E. Gallant, 33, Searsport, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Brian C. Ginn, 54, Knox, aggravated criminal OUI, driving to endanger, leaving the scene of an accident, displaying fictitious inspection sticker.

Gina M. Glidden, 22, Washington, trafficking in prison contraband, three counts unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Joshua W. Gross, 36, Belfast, reckless conduct with a firearm, criminal threatening, criminal OUI.

Taylor R. Jewett, 29, Northport, operating after revocation, failure to report accident.

Richard W. Kennard, 44, Prospect, four counts theft by unauthorized taking.

Daniel R. Kesmetis, 28, Knox, two counts aggravated forgery, two counts negotiating a worthless instrument.

Stephen M. Larrabee II, 36, Belfast, aggravated assault, assault, disorderly conduct.

Larry Gale Livington, 47, Belmont, aggravated assault, domestic violence assault, obstructing report of crime or injury, violation of condition of release.

Joshua E. Mace, 23, Northport, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, night hunting.

Jonathan David McCue, 22, Knox, four counts burglary, five counts theft by unauthorized taking, three counts aggravated criminal mischief, criminal mischief.

Kenneth G. McIver, 44, Monroe, two counts violation of condition of release, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Rebecca A. Milbury, 20, Windsor, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Zachary T. Milliken, 28, Dixmont, two counts burglary, three counts theft by unauthorized taking, two counts criminal mischief.

Vaughn K. Pierce, aka Vaughn K.R. Basford, 29, Burnham, two counts theft by unauthorized taking.

Robert Pelletier, 66, Palermo, reckless conduct, domestic violence reckless conduct.

Dylan J. Perkins, 19, Skowhegan, forgery, theft by unauthorized taking.

Kayla C. Seekins, 20, Frankfort, two counts burglary, two counts theft by unauthorized taking.

Lyndon Pendleton, 59, Lincolnville, cultivation of marijuana, unlawful possession of Schedule Z drugs.

Charles W. Resh, 33, Searsport, theft by unauthorized taking.

Derek D. Ricker, 20, Jackson, two counts unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Johnny A. Roeske, 44, Pittsfield, aggravated criminal trespass, terrorizing, assault.

Alfred R. Seekins, 49, Dixmont, two counts gross sexual assault, two counts unlawful sexual contact, two counts visual sexual aggression against a child not yet 12.

Tyson S. Servisky, 22, Searsport, domestic violence assault, assault, domestic violence terrorizing, terrorizing, violation of condition of release.

Glen R. Smith, 31, Searsport, two counts sexual abuse of a minor.

John Charles Travers, 58, Unity, violation of condition of release.

Chesley Z. Williams, 21, Palermo, domestic violence assault, criminal mischief.

Tanya L. Williams, 46, Jackson, domestic violence assault, assault.

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