Island Falls man gets 16 months for not registering as sex offender

Posted Sept. 15, 2012, at 12:47 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — An Island Falls man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to 16 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender. Robert Frederick Goguen, 37, also was sentenced to three years of supervised release.

He indicted by a federal grand jury in January 2011. Goguen pleaded guilty to the charge the following July.

Goguen was required to register as a sex offender because of a 1996 sex offense in Connecticut, according to court documents. He moved to Maine in 2009 from western Massachusetts, where he had registered as required.

Originally, Goguen was charged in Penobscot County with unlawful sexual contact. He allegedly had sexual contact with a minor under the age of 12 on July 28, 2010, in Patten, according to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office.

That charge was dismissed in July 2012, according to a document filed in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

Goguen faced up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for failing to register as a sex offender.