May 27, 2018
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Two convicted sex offenders face more jail time for unrelated offenses

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — Two convicted sex offenders were in Knox County Superior Court Tuesday to face new, less serious charges.

Shane M. Stimpson, 22, of Cushing appeared in court and pleaded guilty to an operating under the influence charge that occurred May 27 in Washington.

Stimpson was on probation for a 2010 conviction for gross sexual assault involving a girl under 14-years-old. He was sentenced in 2010 to five years in prison with all but six months suspended and was placed on probation for three years.

His probation included a condition that he not commit any new offenses.

His blood-alcohol level when he was stopped in Washington in May was 0.16, twice the legal limit, according to the prosecution’s version of the events to which he pleaded guilty.

Sentencing for Stimpson was postponed for 90 days. The minimum time he will serve is an additional 90 days in jail. But if there are additional problems in the next 90 days, the judge can impose a lengthier jail sentence, according to court records.

Also on Tuesday, Troy W. Trout, 36, of Belfast was given another six months in jail for violating his probation by committing a disorderly conduct offense on July 22 in Rockland.

Trout was on probation for a 2004 gross sexual assault conviction. He was sentenced in 2004 to nine years in prison with all but 3½ years suspended. He also was placed on probation for six years upon his release.

This was his second probation violation since being released. He spent 30 days in jail for the last unspecified violation.

Justice Jeffrey Hjelm presided over the probation revocation hearings on Tuesday.

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