June 25, 2018
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Sex assaults, drugs dominate Knox County grand jury indictments

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — Sex assaults and drug offenses dominated the Knox County grand jury indictments that were released Wednesday.

Thirty people were charged with criminal offenses by the grand jury, which met for three days.

The indictments included Arthur R. Dodge Jr., 54, of Rockport, who was charged with gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact on Nov. 1, 2011, in Rockport. Dodge was convicted more than 20 years ago of sexually assaulting two young children at his mother’s daycare center.

Barry W. Reed, 32, of Friendship was indicted for gross sexual assault against a juvenile 14 or 15 years old on March 1 in Friendship. The indictment alleges that he furnished the minor drugs or intoxicants. Reed also was indicted for sexual abuse of a minor, and furnishing liquor to a minor.

Other indictments were:

James E. Brensinger, 28, Maine State Prison in Warren, unlawful sexual contact, assault.

Ralph G. Buck, 35, Maine State Prison, two counts of arson at Maine State Prison on Jan. 6.

Richard A. Stahursky, 34, Maine State Prison, trafficking in prison contraband, shank on Feb. 20.

Travis Joel Akerson, 31, Maine State Prison, assault on an officer at Maine State Prison.

Robert L. Sukeforth, 42, Rockland, 15 counts burglary of a motor vehicle in Rockland, four counts of theft, attempted burglary of a motor vehicle, possession of burglar tools.

Jason F. Cummings, 30, Millinocket, tampering with a victim, violating condition of release, violating protective order, domestic violence assault, obstructing report of a crime, criminal mischief.

Russell Garner, 41, Union, violation of sex offender registration.

Jason L. Young, 39, Thomaston, aggravated operating after revocation, criminal operating under the influence, operating without a license.

David C. Bates, 29, Rockland, acquiring drugs by deception, forgery.

Tracy Clough, 49, Bucksport, trafficking in prison contraband in Warren.

Danielle Defosse-Strout, 25, Lewiston, trafficking in prison contraband in Warren.

Andrew Goupil, 33, Dresden, aggravated trafficking of oxycodone in Rockland.

Joseph Dupaw, 68, Dresden, trafficking in oxycodone in Rockland, violating conditions of release, criminal forfeiture of $1,515.

Paul Mahonen Jr., 35, South Thomaston, aggravated trafficking of methamphetamine in South Thomaston.

Amanda French, 26, Rockland, possession of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs.

Felicity Hall, also known as Felicity Butler, 34, Rockland, aggravated furnishing of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs.

Denise Richards, 52, Warren, trafficking in Ritalin in Warren, trafficking in oxycodone in Warren.

Alicia Carr, 32, Warren, possession of hydrocodone.

Kenneth McIntyre, 34, Rockland, aggravated trafficking in alprazolam in Rockland.

KImberly Curtis, 43, Rockland, aggravated trafficking in cocaine in Rockland, aggravated trafficking in hydrocodone.

Samuel L. Merrifield, 26, Warren, possession of oxycodone in Warren, marijuana cultivation, aggravated furnishing marijuana, possession of marijuana.

Christopher A. Robbins, 26, Warren, operating after revocation.

Jeremy Joseph Wheaton, 35, Maine State Prison, trafficking in suboxone, possession of suboxone.

Daniel S. Dodge, 50, Hope, criminal OUI, operating after suspension.

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