May 24, 2018
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Fryeburg man pleads not guilty to molesting two infants

Luke Edmunds
By Tony Reaves, Sun Journal

PARIS, Maine — A Fryeburg man pleaded not guilty to molesting two infants and possessing child pornography Tuesday in Oxford County Superior Court.

Luke Edmunds, 22, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of possession of sexually explicit materials and unlawful sexual contact.

According to an affidavit by Maine State Police investigator Frank Stepnick, Edmunds was living in Fryeburg with a family member when police traced an Internet address sharing child pornography on file-sharing networks. Police subpoenaed FairPoint Communications and found the Internet account registered to Edmunds’ grandfather.

The older man reported that he didn’t know how to use the Internet, police said, and Stepnick figured the file sharing had been by Edmunds, who was living there. Edmunds admitted to sharing the files, according to Stepnick. Stepnick was later told by two people that Edmunds had sexually touched two infants.

Edmunds is being held at Cumberland County Jail in Portland on $500 cash bail. If released, he is barred from any contact with children under 16 years, as well as any use of computers or the Internet.

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