FARMINGTON — A convicted sex offender from Madrid Township is accused of sexually abusing a girl under age 14. 

John A. Wilber, 61, was arrested on a Class B felony charge of unlawful sexual contact, Franklin County Lt. David St. Laurent said Friday.

A conviction on the charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

 The District Attorney’s Office received a referral from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services on the case, St. Laurent said.

St. Laurent was asked to conduct an investigation.

The victim, who does not live in Franklin County, “alleges that Mr. Wilber had on several occasions” over a course of time committed unwanted sexual touching, St. Laurent said.

As a result, the victim was interviewed by the The Children’s Advocacy Center in Portland, he said. 

As a result of the investigation as well as witness interviews and an interview with Wilber Thursday night at the Sheriff’s Office, Wilber was arrested.

He was taken to the Franklin County Detention Center. He posted $2,500 cash bail Thursday night. He is scheduled to appear in a Farmington court on June 27.

Wilber is a lifetime registrant of the Maine Sex Offender Registry.  He was previously convicted on charges of unlawful sexual contact and gross sexual misconduct.

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