Sex offender sent back prison

AUBURN – A Lewiston man was sent to prison for 17 years Wednesday after pleading guilty to raping a woman and her 2-year-old daughter in what one career investigator called one of the worst cases of sexual assault he has ever seen.

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Joshua A. Whitlock

Repeat sexual offender Joshua A. Whitlock, 31, of 850 Main St., pleaded guilty to charges including gross sexual assault, sexual exploitation of a minor, criminal restraint and possession of sexually explicit materials. His plea was entered in Androscoggin County Superior Court.

The charges date back to December 2008 when Whitlock is accused of sexually assaulting the young girl. According to the indictment, Whitlock held the girl's mother against her will and raped her in May the following year.

He is accused of sexually assaulting the 2-year-old on five occasions in Lisbon and Lewiston. Investigators say he also raped the girl's mother on two occasions in Lewiston.

Whitlock was also charged with nine counts of possession of sexually explicit materials, including photographs of the 2-year-old victim, police said. For that, he is also charged with sexual exploitation of a minor.

Before he was arrested in May, Whitlock was investigated by detectives in Lewiston and Lisbon as well as the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force.

"There was a tremendous amount of work putting the case together," Jonathan Pyska, a former Lewiston police detective and now Whitlock's probation officer, said when Whitlock was arrested. "It was a tough case for a lot of people."

At the time of his arrest, Whitlock was on probation stemming from a 2004 conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl he had met on the Internet. For that he was convicted of three counts of gross sexual assault, sentenced to nine months and a day in jail and ordered to serve four years of probation.

In court records, Whitlock is described as a sexually violent predator. He had originally pleaded guilty to the latest charges against him. However, on Wednesday, Whitlock accepted a plea agreement that garnered him 17 years in prison and 20 years of supervision upon release.

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Once a loser ,always a loser...

When will they reallize that these predators can't be rehabilitated...burn out his eyes, cut his hands off and tongue, then castrate him.. then you might be able to release him to the public..Why should we pay for his keep..?? And anyone who defends him should be watched, cause I would bet that they are into the same sick mindset as him.. pedophiles are such a waste of human flesh!!

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My comment was meant to be about the legislators that want to remove certain offenders off of the registry because of the time of offenses.  BS on when they were committed.  New laws are made every day that people are affected by.  If they were convicted of a sex crime, it is a lifetime conviction.  They should live with it or the State should change the charge at trial.  I did not mean that this guy was removed or not on the registry.

sex offender

I say cut his weinie off and let one of those big men at the jail tie him down and have his way with him.  see how he likes it.  he won't have to worry abobbut dropping the soap, they won't give him the chance.

Horrible !!!

OMG !!! A 2 and an 11 year old...This guy should be tortured starting with the downers...

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SICK!!!!???  NO... he is NOT

SICK!!!!???  NO... he is NOT sick. Illness can generally curable.. He is NOT sick.. He is EVIL.

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Nice guy

Take some more off of the registry, Pingree & Mitchell!  Hey Lou, when you get your turn at a computer today, this guy told me that you guys up in Warren don't scare him a bit.  How about reminding him of the rules!


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