Bucksport man gets 2 years for molesting girl

Posted April 04, 2012, at 7:11 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — A Bucksport man was sentenced to two years in jail this week after pleading guilty to sexually molesting a young girl.

Adam J. Scott, 28, was arrested in November 2010 after he reportedly was seen molesting a girl who was under age 12 at the time. On Tuesday, a judge in Hancock County Superior Court sentenced Scott to six years in prison with all but two years suspended after he pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual contact, a Class B offense with a maximum penalty of 10 years.

Assault charges stemming from the November 2010 incident were dropped because Scott pleaded guilty to the first charge.

After release from jail in two years, Scott will be on probation for eight years, during which he will be prohibited from having any contact with his victim and her family as well as with children under age 16 except when incidental to his employment.