FARMINGTON — A Franklin County grand jury indicted a Jay man and a Strong man Thursday on charges of sexually assaulting two girls in separate incidents.

The girls were under the age of 14 at the time.

Richard A. Chabot, 48, of Strong was indicted on three felony counts of gross sexual assault.

A conviction on two of the charges each carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. A conviction on the third charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Chabot was arrested Sept. 24, 2015, after he failed a polygraph test given by state police Detective Jennifer King and confessed to Franklin County Lt. David St. Laurent, Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said previously.

According to the indictment, the sexual assaults happened on or about July 1 and Oct. 1, 2012, and July 15, 2014.


In another case, Dwight J. Stanley, 52, of Jay was indicted on two counts of felony gross sexual assault and one felony count of unlawful sexual contact. He was also indicted on misdemeanor charges of unlawful sexual contact and terrorizing.

He is accused of engaging in sex acts with a girl between Oct. 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. He also is accused of subjecting her to sexual contact between Oct. 1, 2014, and Jan. 29, 2015, and between Jan. 30, 2015, and June 30, 2015, according to the indictment. 

A conviction on each of the sexual assault charges is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

Jay police received a complaint in August 2015 and and investigation by Detective Michael Mejia led to Stanley’s arrest, Mejia previously said.

Stanley also threatened to kill the girl and/or a family member, according to the indictment.

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