LIVERMORE — A 62-year-old registered sex offender from Greene was charged with operating under the influence after police received complaints about a man taking photographs of young girls at Brettuns Pond Beach on June 20, State Police announced in a post on their website Tuesday.
Marcel Chamberland, 62, was arrested June 20 by State Police Trooper Nathan Jamo. He was released from the Androscoggin County Jail the same day on $200 bail, according to jail records.
Chamberland was previously convicted of unlawful sexual contact of a child under the age of 14 years in 2001, according to the state sex offender registry. He was sentenced to serve two years, with all but 30 days suspended, and served a two-year probation.
Jamo arrested Chamberland after several people reported seeing a suspicious man photographing children at Brettuns Pond. Witnesses gave Jamo a description of the man as well as a license plate number, which he traced to Chamberland.
Traveling the route that he expected Chamberland to take back to his house in Greene, Jamo located the vehicle at a rest area near the intersection of routes 108 and 219 in Leeds, police said. After speaking to Chamberland, Jamo determined that he was intoxicated. Jamo also located a digital camera and several empty beer bottles, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
While Chamberland was charged with operating under the influence, and cited for marijuana-related offenses on June 20, Jamo was later granted a search warrant for the digital camera found in Chamberland's vehicle, police said.
The camera's memory card contained 16 photographs of two young girls, including eight of the original complainant's 14-month-old daughter, who had been playing naked at Brettuns Pond Beach, police said.
The Androscoggin County District Attorney's Office and the state police are investigating the incident.