PARIS – A Waterford sex offender remained in the Oxford County Jail on Tuesday, accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl, forcing her to use cocaine and raping her repeatedly one night last winter.

Gregory Kenneth Turner, 45, of 1098 Waterford Road, a self-employed foundation worker, turned himself in to police on Monday. He is charged with kidnapping, eight counts of gross sexual assault, four counts of unlawful sexual contact, and two counts of aggravated unlawful furnishing of cocaine, according to police. All of the offenses are alleged to have occurred on Dec. 7, 2007, in Waterford and Bridgton.

Lt. Hart Daley of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office said the girl accused Turner of raping her on separate occasions that evening and making her use cocaine.

The girl said Turner was visiting her residence when she returned from school and offered to teach her how to ski. She said Turner hugged her and said he wanted to marry her when she turned 18 after the two went into a garage to look for skis.

Daley’s report states that Turner offered to drive the girl to his house to look for skis, but instead drove to his mother’s house, also in Waterford, and sexually assaulted her. Turner then returned to the girl’s home, told the girl’s mother that they would drive to a ski shop in Bridgton, and instead drove to a Bridgton hotel where he rented a room, the report stated.

The girl accused Turner of sexually assaulting her again in the hotel room and in his truck. She said Turner made her inhale two lines of cocaine at the hotel and half a line in the truck, according to the investigator’s report.

The girl’s mother told Daley that the girl said she did not want to go with Turner on either trip, but that she asked the girl to go because “at the time she thought (her daughter) was just being rude because she was not ‘into sports,'” Daley said.

The lieutenant said Turner stated that he, his wife, and the girl took a trip to a ski shop in Bridgton on that day, and that he gave the girl a tour of his mother’s house at her request after they found the shop closed.

Attorney James Martemucci of Portland said Tuesday that Turner has denied the charges against him.

“I spoke briefly with Greg about what he was being at least initially charged with, and he’s denied it,” Martemucci said. “He has said it’s not true.”

Martemucci said he initiated a conversation with Daley after Turner heard that he was under investigation. Martemucci said he asked that Turner be allowed to turn himself in, and planned to do so on Thursday or Friday if Martemucci could get in contact with him.

Martemucci said he had difficulties reaching Turner, who was working in northern Maine, but met him at the jail Monday.

“The bottom line is Greg did not try to avoid anything on Thursday or Friday. He was following my advice,” Martemucci said.

Turner was arrested in 1985 on charges of kidnapping and gross sexual assault of a Paris woman, and convicted in 1986 of gross sexual misconduct. He was required to register as a lifetime sex offender in 2005.

In 2004, Turner was convicted of offering crack cocaine and marijuana to a 16-year-old baby sitter and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Turner was accused of gross sexual assault against a 6-year-old girl in August 2007, but the charge was dropped in February due to insufficient evidence.

“With me, he presents very humbly,” Martemucci said. “He presents as someone who is sincere about his attempts to be a good father and a good husband. I know he was really traumatized by the charges last year.”

Turner remained at the Oxford County Jail on Tuesday on $20,000 bail.


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