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Man accused of sexually abusing girl, 12, says overeager police mistreated him

BELFAST, Maine — A former Searsport Elementary School music teacher said he was sick, overmedicated on prescription cough syrup and deeply distressed when he wrongly confessed to a police detective two years ago that he had sexually abused a 12-year-old girl. He also said the girl who accused him controlled …
William A. Wiley

Young woman testifies of abuse as a 12-year-old by Searsport music teacher

BELFAST, Maine — Over the course of a long day at Waldo County Superior Court Monday, jurors for William A. Wiley’s child sex abuse trial first heard a young woman give detailed, often graphic testimony about what she says she endured seven years ago at the hands of the former …
Children and families

Meeting the special health care needs of foster children

Foster children often come from an environment in which their health care needs are neglected. It has only been in the last quarter-century that the unique health care needs of foster children have started to receive the attention they deserve.   In 1983, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on …

Session to offer legal information for kinship families

BANGOR, Maine — Families and Children Together, 304 Hancock St., will present a legal informational session for kinship families at 9 a.m. Saturday at its office. Bangor lawyers Amy Faircloth and Angela Farrell will explain guardianship, adoption and child protective procedures in the state’s probate and District courts. The organization …