Rangeley man indicted on sex charges

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FARMINGTON — A Rangeley man was indicted Wednesday on two felony sex charges involving a child under age 14.

A Franklin County grand jury indicted David Paquette, 35, on one count each of unlawful sexual contact and sexual misconduct with a child. The date of the violation, according to the grand jury report, is Nov. 28, 2012.

Rangeley police received a referral from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and began investigating, Rangeley police Chief Dennis Leahy said in December.

Paquette was arrested in December on a charge of sexual misconduct with a child at a Rumford residence, Leahy said previously.

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Leahy and Officer Jared Austin got a search warrant for a Rangeley residence on Dec. 12. and collected several items as evidence, Leahy had said.

According to the state’s complaint last month, Paquette knowingly displayed sexually explicit material to the child with the intent to encourage her to engage in a sexual act or sexual contact.

Judge Nancy Carlson banned Paquette in December from having contact with children under age 18, and he must not possess video equipment or any medium of motion picture video digital equipment and computers, according to Farmington court documents. He is also subject to random search without probable cause.

dperry@sunjournal.com

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