ROCKLAND, Maine — A 32-year-old St. George man was arrested Thursday and accused of threatening to beat with a bat another man he suspected of molesting a child.
Thomas J. Weeks was expected to be released on bail Friday following his initial court appearance in Rockland District Court. Judge Patricia Worth set bail for Weeks at $1,000 unsecured.
Weeks was arrested Thursday by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of terrorizing.
According to an affidavit filed in court by the sheriff’s office, Weeks went to the home of the victim on Dec. 4 and asked him if he could help move a deer that had been shot.
The man agreed, and was taken to a location near Wiley’s Corner in St. George where Weeks and another man pulled out a baseball bat and a pipe and said they were going to beat him because he had pulled down the pants of a 7-year-old boy and touched him.
The man denied to the two men that he had ever touched the boy. The man fled and was able to get away without being assaulted. He then contacted the sheriff’s office.
The affidavit did not explain why the arrest occurred two months after the incident. The second man named in the affidavit has yet to be charged.
The affidavit stated that the department was investigating whether there had been any criminal action by the victim accused of assaulting the child.
The sheriff and chief deputy were not immediately available Friday to provide more information on the matter.
The Bangor Daily News is not naming the man who was allegedly threatened because he is listed as a victim in the case and because no charges have been filed against him. The second alleged attacker also is not being named since he has not been charged.