Glenburn woman pleads guilty to sex charges involving boy, 7

Posted Oct. 01, 2012, at 12:42 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 01, 2012, at 5:48 p.m.
Katie Dube
Katie Dube

BANGOR, Maine — A Glenburn woman pleaded guilty Monday to sex charges involving a 7-year-old boy, according to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office.

Katie Dube, 27, of Glenburn and Terrence A. Pinkham, 27, of Bangor were indicted May 30 by the Penobscot County grand jury on five counts of gross sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. The victim is related to one of the adults, according to a previously published report.

Dube, who pleaded guilty to all seven charges, is expected to be sentenced in November or December, according to the district attorney’s office.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Roberts, who is prosecuting the case, said he would recommend that Dube be sentenced to 17 years in prison and 15 years of supervised release. Defense attorney Hunter Tzovarras may argue for a lesser sentence, Roberts said.

The case against Pinkham is pending. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He is scheduled to be in court next month when it will be decided whether he will go forward with a trial, Roberts said Monday.

The couple were arrested in early May in Brewer.

Police began an investigation into Dube and Pinkham after an electronic photo of a sexual assault involving a child was sent to Brewer police, according to a previously published report.

Brewer police Detective Sgt. Jay Munson said last month that the couple “created child porn” but did not distribute images over the Internet.

Before she reached a plea agreement with the district attorney’s office, Dube faced up to life in prison because the victim was under the age of 12 and a fine of up to $50,000 on the sexual assault charges, according to Roberts. She faced up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000 on the sexual exploitation charges.

If convicted, Pinkham faces the same penalties and fines, the prosecutor said Monday.

Dube and Pinkham remained Monday at the Penobscot County Jail unable to make bail. Her bail was set at $50,000 cash while his was set at $100,000.

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