LINCOLN, Maine — A local man was arrested Thursday on charges that he allegedly twice had unlawful sexual contact with a 14-year-old Lincoln girl over the last four years, police said Thursday.
John Murray, 27, of Seboeis Plantation was charged with single counts of Class A and Class B unlawful sexual contact. He was being held at the Penobscot County Jail on $5,000 cash bail, officials said.
Lincoln police Detective Mark Fucile arrested Murray at a Department of Health and Human Services office in Bangor on Thursday after the girl told Fucile on June 14 during an investigation of a separate incident that she had been touched inappropriately by Murray when she was 10 and 12, said Dan Summers, Lincoln’s public safety director.
Summers said that Murray confessed to Fucile on Wednesday regarding one incident but denied the other.
The Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the confession and the girl’s statement and determined that the consistencies between both statements provided enough probable cause to make an arrest, Summers said.
DA’s office investigator Garry Higgins assisted Fucile in making the arrest, Summers said.
Murray is due to appear at Penobscot Judicial Center on Sept. 4 if he makes bail. He is due there on Friday if he doesn’t make bail, a jail spokeswoman said.