ELLSWORTH, Maine — A former Mount Desert resident with a history of criminal sex convictions has been sent back to prison for two years after he tried to pay someone for sex.
Raymond Durgin, 41, was sent back to prison on Sept. 19, according to documents filed in Hancock County Superior Court.
Durgin, a registered sex offender, was living at a supervised living facility in Bangor in August when he violated his release conditions, court documents indicate. Durgin tried to solicit another resident at the facility for regular weekly sex encounters and then, after being rebuffed and then questioned about it, told a staff member at the facility that he did not intend to tell his probation officer about the incident.
When he later was questioned by his probation officer, Durgin admitted to the violations, according to court documents. He also admitted to creating a false Facebook account under his middle name “Eugene,” in violation of both his sex offender treatment contract and Facebook’s ban on registered sex offenders.
Court records indicate that since his release from prison in 2011, Durgin also had committed other violations of his release conditions. Those conditions included that he not possess or use alcohol, keep up with his counseling requirements, and inform his probation officer in a timely manner about living conditions or contact with law enforcement officials.
In 2002, Durgin was convicted of assaulting an acquaintance twice on two consecutive days earlier that year in the Mount Desert village of Seal Harbor, one of them at knifepoint. He pleaded guilty to a count of gross sexual assault and another of criminal threatening in connection with the 2002 attacks, for which he was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison and an additional six years of supervised release after he was let out, according to court documents.
Prior to those charges, Durgin had been convicted twice of unlawful sexual contact, once as a juvenile and again in the early 1990s as an adult. He served three years in jail for those crimes, Hancock County Assistant District Attorney Mary Kellett has said.