FARMINGTON, Maine — A 12th District Court judge set a Rangeley man’s bail at $20,000 cash Friday on a charge of sexual misconduct with a child.
David F. Paquette, 35, of Rangeley was arrested on the charge by Rangeley police on Wednesday after they launched an investigation when they received a referral from Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Rangeley police Chief Dennis Leahy said Thursday.
According to the state’s complaint, Paquette knowingly displayed sexually explicit material to the child with the intent to encourage her to engage in a sexual act or sexual contact.
Judge Nancy Carlson banned Paquette from having contact with children under age 18, and he must not possess video equipment and any medium of motion picture video digital equipment and computers, according to Farmington court documents. He is also subject to random search without probable cause.
Bail may be revisited once he gets assigned an attorney.
A status conference was set for Feb. 22, 2013.
Correction: Due to an editor's error, the headline on an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the man is from Farmington. He is from Rangeley.