October 18, 2018
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Addison man faces 45 years in prison for sex offenses against 12-year-old

MACHIAS, Maine — A 46-year-old Addison man convicted Friday of sex offenses against a young girl is facing up to 45 years in prison.

Judge William Stokes ordered a presentence report for Kenneth Frisbee after he was convicted of three charges on Oct. 3.

Frisbee was released from the Washington County jail on Tuesday morning on a $50,000 property bond. He initially was taken into custody after his conviction since he was unable to post either the property bond or a $10,000 cash bond.

The case was heard by a Washington County Superior Court jury in a trial that began on Oct. 1. The panel deliberated about three hours over two days before finding him guilty of the three charges.

Stokes dismissed a fourth charge of gross sexual assault that was alleged to have occurred on a Friday night after the victim testified that all of the sexual encounters with the defendant occurred on a Saturday morning.

The jury found Frisbee guilty of two charges of unlawful sexual contact and one charge of gross sexual assault; he could be sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison on one count of unlawful sexual contact and 10 years on the other, and up to 30 years for the charge of gross sexual assault. There are no mandatory minimum sentences for the crimes.

The charges stemmed from incidents that were alleged to have occurred on Friday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. The girl was 11 on Aug. 31 but turned 12 on Sept. 1. Her age difference overnight affected the indictments sought by prosecutors in the case.

State Police Det. Elmer Farren, a child protective investigator, the girl’s father, and several other people testified. Frisbee did not take the witness stand.

 


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