DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Two Dover-Foxcroft teenagers pleaded no contest Monday and were sentenced to jail for the January assault of a third local teenager, who was left unconscious on a snowmobile trail behind Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft.
Taylor Boucher, 19, and Dylan Sadlowski, 18, had pleaded not guilty earlier this year to assaulting Alex Moulton, 19, but entered the new pleas Monday in Dover-Foxcroft District Court.
Judge Kevin Stitham sentenced the pair, who had no prior criminal history, to 48 hours in jail. They also must pay restitution of $3,626.60, and each was fined $300. The sentence was part of a plea agreement between Piscataquis County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy and defense attorneys Randy Day of Garland and Christopher Smith of Dover-Foxcroft.
Moulton’s mother, Dottie Roberts, told Stitham in the courtroom that 48 hours was not enough and called it a “slap on the hand.’’ She did, however, tell Almy after the assault that they should serve at least 48 hours in jail.
Outside the courtroom, Roberts said she was happy that the two have to serve some jail time and that restitution was ordered. Roberts expressed her appreciation to the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department and specifically Police Chief Dennis Dyer for his persistence in bringing the case to trial.
Moulton, who declined to address the court Monday, had been asked by a female friend to meet her the evening of Jan. 9 on the snowmobile trail, according to Almy. The Eastern Maine Community College sophomore said in January that initially he was hesitant when the girl sent him the text message. Those misgivings, he said, stemmed from the people she hung around with, including Moulton’s ex-girlfriend and Boucher, her new boyfriend.
The girl was alone but was texting people when Moulton arrived. He said in January that the pair started walking down the trail when he saw people walking toward them, Almy said. When Moulton saw them, he tried to run but was attacked by Sadlowski and Boucher.
Moulton said in January that when he regained consciousness several minutes after the attack, he hollered for help and crawled up the road to the Bear’s Den restaurant, which was still open.
Moulton was taken to Mayo Regional Hospital for treatment and later released.