June 23, 2018
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Rockland man gets 120 days in jail for running nude on clothing-mandatory beach

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 45-year-old Rockland man will not be sunbathing this summer after a judge ordered him to spend 120 days in jail for a naked romp on the beach.

Judge Patricia Worth sentenced Roy A. Allen during a hearing Thursday in Rockland District Court for indecent conduct.

The incident occurred about 5 p.m. May 7 when three teenage girls reported to police that a man had run by them naked while they were on the beach off South Street in Rockland. The girls reported that the man was pointing at his penis as he ran by them.

Police responded and found a clothed Allen on the beach with a woman whom he was prohibited from being in contact with based on a prior aggravated assault conviction in which she was the victim. He was also drinking a beer, which violated a no-alcohol-consumption condition on his probation.

Assistant District Attorney Jeff Baroody asked for a nine-month jail term, saying the behavior was very offensive and vulgar. The prosecutor also cited a lengthy criminal record for Allen that dates back to 1985.

Defense attorney Jeremy Pratt asked the judge to sentence Allen to the 36 days he has already served since being arrested. Allen was simply sunbathing on the beach and there was no lewd contact, Pratt asserted. He also said the woman he was with wants the no-contact provision on his probation removed.

Allen told the judge he wants to get out of jail so he can go to work lobstering and help pay child support payments.

Judge Worth said, however, she did not believe his story about the events on the beach.

“I don’t believe someone is going to be sunbathing in Rockland, Maine, in May,” Worth said.

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