Sex offender faces charge of violating probation

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RANGELEY – A Rangeley man who is a convicted sex offender, was charged Monday night with violating his probation after police discovered an underage girl at his residence.

Police were acting on a tip when they checked on Chad Alexander, 20, who has two sexual assault convictions, according to Rangeley police officer Brian Hughes.

Alexander was convicted of sexual assault of a minor in a Vermont court in 2006, after he was arrested in Maine on a Vermont warrant. The case involved a 15-year-old Vermont girl whom he had met on the Internet at MySpace.com.

In addition to the Vermont conviction, Alexander is listed on Maine’s online sex offender registry for a 2004 Maine conviction for gross sexual assault of a person under 14 years of age.

Rangeley police also issued Alexander a summons Monday on a charge of “unauthorized disposing of a uniform summons and complaint,” alleging Alexander burned a summons that was issue to a friend.

Hughes said he and officer Jared Austin were busy Monday night issuing numerous citations.

During a bail-condition check on Eric Sherrer, 36, of Rangeley, who had been arrested a couple of weeks ago on a charge of domestic assault, they found, at his residence, the same woman named in the assault charge.

They charged Sherrer with violating condition of release.

In another incident, police charged a 16-year-old Phillips teen with violating a trespass order at the town park, Hughes said. He was also charged with two counts of failure to provide a correct name to a law enforcement officer and one charge each of criminal trespass and possession of tobacco by a juvenile, Hughes said.

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