Sexually violent predator arrested in Bath after allegedly being found with 2 minors

By Times Record,
Posted Feb. 28, 2013, at 10:42 a.m.

BATH, Maine β€” Police on Monday arrested a Chelsea man listed as a sexually violent predator on charges of violation of probation and prohibited contact with a minor.

Bath police Detective Dave Beauregard arrested Jeffrey Pope, 32, at Maritime Apartments on Seafarer Lane. Bath Police Chief Michael Field said today that there is no evidence of a sex crime, but Pope was in the same apartment with children less than 16 years of age.

Beauregard, working on a tip, made the arrest at 2:12 p.m. He stated that Pope has been visiting a female friend at Maritime Apartments, and that she has two children under the age of 14.

β€œIt’s clear from his probation conditions that he was not allowed to have contact with anyone under the age of 16,” Field said.

The Maine Sex Offender Registry lists Pope as a sexually violent predator, Field said, with convictions on charges of gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact and sexual abuse of a minor.

Pope is being held without bail at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. printed on August 21, 2014