Police: Be aware of convicted sex offender who moved into Augusta neighborhood

Posted June 21, 2013, at 3:13 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A man who was released from jail Friday after a 17-year sentence has moved into an Augusta neighborhood, and police want to make the public aware.

Lorne Sherwood, 44, was convicted of kidnapping, aggravated assault, gross sexual assault and attempted murder in 1997, according to Deputy Chief Jared Mills of the Augusta Police Department.

Sherwood is a registered sex offender, the deputy chief said, as his victim was a girl who was 14 years old at the time of the 1996 incident.

The incident involving Sherwood and the victim occurred in Biddeford, where the man lived prior to his incarceration at the Windham Correctional Center.

Sherwood, who is on probation, has moved into an apartment on Cedar Street, Mills said.