BATH, Maine — A 55-year-old Bath man formerly convicted of gross sexual assault was arrested early Wednesday morning after police say he broke into a home on Cherry Street, waited for the homeowner to return and then exposed himself before chasing her into another room.
Stephen L. McIntire was arrested at his home at 3 a.m. Wednesday and charged with burglary, indecent conduct, criminal threatening and on a probation hold.
The adult homeowner returned to her house “to find McIntire on the couch,” Savary said Monday, declining to release more specifics of the indecent conduct charge pending further investigation.
“Basically she walked in and noticed him there on the sofa,” Savary said. “She fled upstairs and called the police.”
An officer “was there literally in a minute,” Savary said, and found McIntire gone and the woman barricaded in a room.
After his arrest, McIntire was taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, where he was held on $2,000 cash bail pending an appearance in Sagadahoc County Superior Court on Jan. 5, 2016.
McIntire was convicted of gross sexual assault in 1997. In a separate incident, he was convicted of invasion of privacy in 2004, Bath police Detective Sgt. David Beauregard said previously.
In December 2014, McIntire was charged with failing to register as a sex offender and with allegedly violating “Peeping Tom” laws after police said video cameras caught him “peeping” in windows on the Hyde School campus in Bath in October and November 2014.
McIntire is not currently listed on the Maine Sex Offender registry. Savary said more details of the arrest would likely be released on Tuesday.