79-year-old Jay man sentenced for child sex crimes

AUGUSTA — A 79-year-old Jay man who uses a wheelchair has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for molesting two girls, ages 6 and 7.

George O'Donnell was also sentenced Tuesday in Kennebec County Superior Court to eight years of probation.

He pleaded guilty in May to three charges of unlawful sexual contact but remained free as he dealt with medical problems, including the aftermath of a stroke and two heart attacks.

Prosecutors said some of the offenses occurred while O'Donnell was in a motorized wheelchair and the girls were riding on his lap. One girl was molested between February 2009 and March 2012, the other in March 2012.

The Morning Sentinel reported that O'Donnell apologized in court, saying a stroke affected him and he "didn't do it intentionally."

What do you think of this story?

Login to post comments

In order to make comments, you must create a subscription.

In order to comment on SunJournal.com, you must hold a valid subscription allowing access to this website. You must use your real name and include the town in which you live in your SunJournal.com profile. To subscribe or link your existing subscription click here.

Login or create an account here.

Our policy prohibits comments that are:

  • Defamatory, abusive, obscene, racist, or otherwise hateful
  • Excessively foul and/or vulgar
  • Inappropriately sexual
  • Baseless personal attacks or otherwise threatening
  • Contain illegal material, or material that infringes on the rights of others
  • Commercial postings attempting to sell a product/item
If you violate this policy, your comment will be removed and your account may be banned from posting comments.



It's funny how so many of

It's funny how so many of these guys develop a medical condition after they get busted for molestation..I personally think they should all be castrated..now that would solve some of the problems...no sympathy here..dirty old man!!!

 's picture


I completely agree, Linda.


Stay informed — Get the news delivered for free in your inbox.

I'm interested in ...