BANGOR, Maine — A local man who spent years behind bars for stabbing another man in 1995 is now facing more than a dozen charges for alleged sexual crimes against a 9-year-old girl and possession of sexually explicit materials involving minors.
David Jack, 42, was arrested Wednesday on a Class A unlawful sexual conduct charge and a Class C charge of possession of sexually explicit materials.
He made his first court appearance Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center, where District Court Judge Kevin Stitham set his bail at $50,000 after learning that an additional 12 charges had been filed against the defendant since his arrest.
In addition to the charges filed earlier this week, the prosecution added dissemination of sexually explicit materials, sexual misconduct with a child, indecent conduct and nine more counts of possession of sexually explicit materials, Assistant District Attorney Jim Aucoin said Friday.
An investigation of Jack was started in late August after a juvenile girl, accompanied by her family, arrived at the Bangor Police Station to report that “Jack had touched her ‘girl parts’ and described three instances of sexual abuse that had occurred in the past three months,” according to an affidavit filed by Detective Josh Kuhn.
In one of the instances, the girl said Jack showed her pictures on his cellphone of girls and women involved in sexual behavior.
Kuhn got a search warrant and on Aug. 23 seized two cellphones and two laptops from the Ohio Street apartment where Jack lives with his wife. A forensic examination found on one cellphone and a white Samsung laptop “hundreds of images that would qualify as sexually explicit materials … including at least 10 images of what are clearly children,” the affidavit states.
“Jack denied the assault allegations and denied possessing any sexual explicit material,” Kuhn said.
Jack also tried to put the blame on a former neighbor, who is a registered sex offender, for any illegal images found on the seized equipment, the affidavit states.
In addition, Jack told police that a friend named Ron, whose last name he couldn’t remember, had dropped off the white Samsung laptop in June and that he could not access it. The forensic exam, however, determined the laptop was last used in August, Kuhn reported.
Police also interviewed the registered sex offender identified by Jack, who told them Jack would stop by his apartment on Second Street with a white laptop to show him images of child pornography, according to the affidavit.
Jack was convicted of Class B aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon in 1996 for the stabbing of an 18-year-old man from Carmel on Sept. 16, 1995, in Bangor. He was sentenced to five years in prison, with all but four years suspended and four years of probation.
The injured man fully recovered from the stabbing, but has since died.
On Friday, Jack remained at the Penobscot County Jail unable to post bail on the latest charges, a jail official said.
If Jack is released, “he is to have no contact with the victim, cannot possess electronic devices that have internet access, is subject to random search and seizures for internet devices, and cannot have contact with minors under age 18,” Aucoin said.