Farmington man's charge dismissed by court

FARMINGTON — A charge of sexual assault against a Farmington man was dismissed in Franklin County Superior Court on Friday, but the case remains under investigation.

James D. Hobert, 42, was arrested by Farmington Police officer Bridgett Gilbert in July on a charge of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. He was in court Friday for arraignment on the charge.

Hobert could still face indictment on the charge pending the investigation. The case was dismissed but the state reserved the right to bring the case back following the investigation, Assistant District Attorney James Andrews said.

The case was referred to Farmington police after the victim revealed the ongoing incidents of alleged sexual assaults to her mother, who reported it to Child Health and Family Services, an office of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

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Teressa Hobert's picture

James hobert is 100% innocent!!!

I am the 15 year old that accused my dad of this crime, The reason I did this was because I was very angree with him because he had a better relationship with my sisters then me and i also didnt feel like i was getting enough freedom so Long story short I made up a stupid retarded story that was a complete lie to get him out of my life and get my freedom. I know I have hurt you dad more then I can ever know but I truly am sorry and I hope you can someday forgive me and love me.

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Thank God

Those of us who know you Jim have kept you in our thoughts and prayers. I hope this nightmare is behind you soon.

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What,s up with the court in this area??? A female gets off with a slap on the wrist and this joker has his freedom for now. Sure doesn't sound right. Must be some very good talking lawyers.


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