Couple sentenced for falsely accusing man of abducting their son

Posted May 11, 2011, at 9:40 a.m.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — A former Old Orchard Beach couple have been sentenced for falsely accusing a mentally ill man of trying to abduct their 3-year-old son.

Thirty-six-year-old Clyde Huff III was sentenced to 30 days after pleading guilty Tuesday in Biddeford District Court to filing a false report, unsworn falsification and violating bail conditions. Thirty-two-year-old Shelly Prescott did the same last week.

Huff and Prescott, who now live in Texas, told police last June that 38-year-old Eric Auger grabbed their son and tried to run away with him outside the Pine Grove cabins in Old Orchard Beach, where they were staying.

The Portland Press Herald says Auger, who suffers from bipolar disorder, spent three weeks in jail where other inmates accused him of being a child molester and urged him to kill himself.

 

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