January 20, 2020
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Sex offender accused of taking photos of boy, 11, in Walmart bathroom

Maine Department of Public Safety | BDN
Maine Department of Public Safety | BDN
Marc Alberi

NEWPORT, Maine — A man on the state’s sex offender registry is in more trouble after he was arrested Monday for allegedly taking photos of a boy in a Walmart bathroom.

Marc Alberi, 46, was taken into custody at his Elm Street home without incident, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Alberi is charged with possession of sexually explicit material of a child under the age of 12, McCausland said.

According to investigators, Alberi used his cell phone camera to take photos of an 11-year-old boy at the urinal in a restroom at the Palmyra Walmart, according to McCausland.

The boy subsequently reported the incident, and Alberi was identified with the assistance of the store security team.

Troopers identified Alberi later Monday and arrested him, and his cell phone and laptop were seized and analyzed by the state’s computer crimes unit, McCausland said.

McCausland said Alberi has a total of eight sex-related convictions on his rap sheet, including one in 1998 that sent him to prison for two years. He is required to register with the state’s sex offender registry for the rest of his life.

Alberi is being held at the Penobscot County Jail.


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