AUBURN — A Livermore Falls man accused of raping a woman in 2008 was sentenced Thursday to serve four years of a 10-year prison sentence, Livermore Falls police Chief Ernest Steward Jr. said Thursday.

Charles E. Brewster, 51, pleaded guilty Thursday in Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn to charges of gross sexual assault, violation of a protection from abuse order and failure to appear, according to court information.

Livermore Falls police responded to a home early on Dec. 4, 2008, after a woman called to report a violation of the protection order. When officers arrived they found the victim had been sexually assaulted and that Brewster had violated the order, Steward said previously. Brewster left the house before police arrived but officer Vern Stevens found him in the area and arrested him on the charges.

Brewster was also ordered Thursday to serve four years probation after his release from prison, Steward said.

Brewster was also sentenced to serve two years concurrent on the violation of the protection from abuse charge and 130 days time served on the failure to appear charge, according to court information.

According to Steward, Brewster has a history of domestic violence and criminal convictions that include armed robbery. He was sentenced to five to seven years to a Massachusetts prison on the latter crime in 1983. Livermore Falls police have dealt with him off and on through the years including in 1996 when police were called to another house in town regarding Brewster involved in a domestic violence case, Steward said. He spent time in a federal prison in connection with that case, he said.

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