September 21, 2017
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Man charged with unlawful sexual touching of teen girl

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

WALDO, Maine — A local man was charged this week with unlawful sexual touching.

Thomas A. Thomas II, 37, of Waldo, was arrested Thursday after a Waldo County Sheriff’s Office detective investigated an allegation that the man had inappropriately touched a 13-year-old girl, Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton said Friday.

Thomas was issued a summons on the Class D misdemeanor offense and also was charged with violating his conditions of release from a prior offense.

To reach a sexual assault advocate, call the Statewide Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Line at 800-871-7741, TTY 888-458-5599. This free and confidential 24-hour service is accessible from anywhere in Maine. Calls are automatically routed to the closest sexual violence service provider.

Correction: In a previous version of this story, a police official said that Thomas Thomas had admitted to unlawful sexual touching. Thomas instead “corroborated a lot of what the victim was saying” but did not actually admit to the unlawful sexual touching, Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

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