Holden man accused of soliciting teenage girls’ nude photos

Posted Feb. 26, 2014, at 6:12 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Holden man who was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury in the fall after allegedly conning teenage girls into sending him nude photos learned Wednesday he is facing three additional sex crime charges.

Allan Richmond, 21, is now charged with sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, Michael Roberts, deputy district attorney for Penobscot County, said after the grand jury indictment list was released. Richmond was indicted on two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in September.

“He is soliciting younger teenage girls to send him, via Facebook usually, nude photos,” he said.

There are four female victims and the crimes date to 2011, Roberts said.

“One of the girls agreed to meet him, during the summer of 2012,” and was sexually assaulted, Roberts said, explaining why Richmond is facing the sexual abuse of a minor charge issued Wednesday by the grand jury.

“She was 14 at the time,” the deputy district attorney said.

Police investigators have seized Richmond’s laptop and iPhone.

“There are more comments and pictures on the iPhone that we haven’t identified,” Roberts said. “Some are from out of state.”

The deputy district attorney said the charges should be a wakeup call for parents and young people.

“Watch what your kids are doing on their cellphones,” Roberts said. “I don’t think they understand the ramifications of what they are doing.”

Richmond is out on bail awaiting trial, Roberts said.

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