PARIS – Justice Robert Crowley heard several pleas Tuesday at Oxford County Superior Court.

George Fellows Jr., 36, of 39 Winter St., Auburn, pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact. Fellows was accused of getting into bed with a 24-year-old woman in August and touching her genitals. The incident occurred at her mother’s house in Paris, where Fellows was visiting.

Fellows was given a two-year deferred disposition, during which time he must undergo a sex offender evaluation, refrain from using illegal drugs or alcohol, and take alcohol counseling. If he completes those orders and conditions successfully, he may plead to simple assault and be sentenced to no more than 90 days in jail.

The woman he touched and her mother were in court and protested that the sentence was too light.

“She couldn’t sleep in her bedroom for weeks,” the woman’s mother said. “She still has nightmares.”

“I’m not happy with this deal,” the woman said tearfully. “I trusted him and he violated that trust.”

Crowley said Fellows will be required to register as a 10-year sex offender if he fails to meet the requirements for the next two years. Crowley said that while the order does not require Fellows to register as a sex offender, he will be required to take sex offender counseling if it is determined to be appropriate.

Brian Hutchinson, 22, of 16 Franklin St., Rumford, pleaded no contest to criminal trespass, assault, and an amended charge of criminal threatening. Hutchinson was accused of forcing his way into a Rumford residence and threatening a man with a liquor bottle.

He was ordered to serve six months of a 364-day sentence and pay a $300 fine. He will also serve one year of probation, refrain from the use of alcohol or illegal drugs, and attend substance abuse counseling.

Joshua Lovell, 19, of 34 Whitman St., Norway, pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact. Lovell, who was accused of sexually touching a 15-year-old girl’s genitals, was given a one-year deferred disposition. Upon successful completion, he may plead to simple assault and be given a suspended six-month jail term with one year of probation, as well as a $300 fine.

Shawn Fowler, 23, of 781 Kansas Road, Bridgton, pleaded no contest to domestic assault and an amended charge of criminal trespass. Fowler was accused of punching, body-slamming and choking his 27-year-old ex-girlfriend after an argument at her residence. Defense attorney John Jenness Jr. said the woman may have also assaulted Fowler.

Fowler will serve five days of a six-month sentence, as well as one year of probation, and pay $500 in fines. He will also take anger management and couples counseling.

Tracy Francis, 33, of 5437 Wakefield Drive in Greenwood, Ind., pleaded guilty to criminal restraint. Francis was accused of failing to return her children ages 8 and 3 to their father, who lives in West Paris, after they had gone to Indiana for a visit. Defense attorney Thomas Carey had argued that the time period for the visit was unspecified and that an agreement had been made to return the children.

Francis was given a six-month deferred disposition, and the charge will be dismissed upon successful completion of certain requirements in those six months.


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