AUGUSTA (AP) — An Augusta man who spent almost 15 years in prison for gross sexual assault is facing new charges of possessing sexually explicit materials of young children.
Jeffrey Smith pleaded not guilty this week at his arraignment in Kennebec County Superior Court on a charge of possession of sexually explicit materials.
According to the indictment, Smith was in possession of material depicting a child under age 12 engaging in sexual conduct.
The Kennebec Journal reported the 46-year-old Smith was ordered held on $1,000 cash bail. He’s also barred from using a computer and from accessing the Internet.
Smith was convicted in 1994 of gross sexual assault in Androscoggin County Superior Court.