BANGOR, Maine — A local man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to sex charges involving a 7-year-old boy.

Terrence A. Pinkham, 27, of Bangor and Katie Dube, 27, of Glenburn were indicted May 30 by the Penobscot County grand jury on five counts of gross sexual contact and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Dube is scheduled to be arraigned in July.

The pair were arrested in Brewer last month by local police.

Dube and Pinkham remained Tuesday at Penobscot County Jail, unable to make bail. Her bail was set at $50,000 cash while his was set at $100,000.

Police began an investigation into the couple after an electronic photo of a sexual assault involving a child was sent to Brewer police, according to a previously published report.

Brewer police Detective Sgt. Jay Munson said last month that the couple “created child porn,” but did not distribute images over the Internet. If they had, federal charges most likely would have been filed against Dube and Pinkham.

If convicted, both face up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 on the sexual assault charges. They face up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000 on the sexual exploitation charges.

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