Kittery police find young girl with Ohio sex offender

Posted April 21, 2012, at 2:31 p.m.

KITTERY, Maine — Police in Kittery say a young girl has been placed in the care of the state’s child welfare agency after being discovered with a sex offender from Ohio.

Police Chief Paul Callaghan said an officer noticed the man and the girl walking in the woods Thursday night near the Rex Motel and recognized the man from a notification from Ohio authorities. Callaghan said the man, the girl and the girl’s mother all were interviewed by police.

Callaghan told the Portsmouth Herald that authorities will investigate whether the girl’s mother gave permission for the girl to be alone with the man. He said the man, who was not identified, had not registered as a sex offender in Maine but still had time to do so without being penalized.

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