Monroe man accused of sex abuse of minor

Posted Nov. 27, 2012, at 5:30 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 28, 2012, at 9:59 a.m.
Christopher Whitcomb
Waldo County Jail
Christopher Whitcomb

MONROE, Maine — A local man who was arrested twice in November and charged with sexual abuse of the same minor is behind bars.

Christopher Whitcomb, 35, of Monroe was first charged by the Maine State Police on Nov. 13 with the abuse of a 14-year-old girl. Then Whitcomb was out on bail, according to Detective Merl Reed of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, when police received a report that the teen had run away from a Waldo County home on Monday, Nov. 26. They also heard a tip that she might be with Whitcomb.

So they brought him to the sheriff’s office and interviewed him, Reed said.

“Mr. Whitcomb disclosed that he had been with the female juvenile. He disclosed that they had had sex with one another,” the detective said. “Obviously, with this incident, he knew how old she was.”

Police then charged Whitcomb with felony violation of his conditions of release and sex abuse of a minor. He was taken to Waldo County Jail to be booked but was transferred to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to jail officials.

No bail has been set for Whitcomb.

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