Whitefield woman charged with sexual abuse of 14-year-old

Posted June 20, 2014, at 11:01 a.m.
Keturah Tillson
Courtesy of Lincoln County News
Keturah Tillson

WHITEFIELD, Maine — A Whitefield woman is charged with sexually abusing a teen on three occasions in December 2013.

Keturah D. Tillson, 28, is charged with three counts of felony sexual abuse of a minor, as well as misdemeanor violation of condition of release.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Scott Hayden said the alleged victim, who was 14 at the time, showed him Facebook messages from Tillson in which she allegedly told the teen she would engage in a sexual act with the youth.

“Tillson denied any sexual contact [but] she did admit to sending the Facebook messages,” Hayden wrote in a report. The detective arrested Tillson the evening of June 12.

Tillson’s court-appointed attorney, Luann L. Calcagni, did not respond to a request for comment.

The Class C abuse charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The Class E violation of condition of release charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

At the time of her arrest, Tillson was out on bail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault. She assaulted her husband in Somerville on Feb. 15, 2013, according to court documents.

Tillson pleaded guilty April 4, 2013. The court ordered her to complete mental health treatment and delayed sentencing for a year.

She returned to court on April 10 of this year and the court extended the agreement six months.

Tillson is being held without bail on the domestic violence assault charge at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.

Bail is set at $1,000 cash on the new charges. Her bail conditions on the new charges prohibit contact with children, with the exception of her own five children.

She is due to appear on all charges, including a state motion to revoke bail in the domestic violence assault case, at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31.

 

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