January 31

Prentiss man pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting boy

Timothy Hayes is being held on three indictments, two of them felonies, and will be tried in March.

By Doug Harlow dharlow@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

SKOWHEGAN — A Prentiss man pleaded not guilty in court Friday to charges he sexually assaulted a boy under 12 last year in Moxie Gore Township.

Timothy P. Hayes, 49, was ordered held on $75,000 cash bail on three indictments, two of them felonies.

Hayes was indicted by a Somerset County grand jury on Thursday on charges of gross sexual assault of the boy between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, according to court documents. The charge is a class A felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

He is charged additionally with subjecting the same child to sexual contact during the same period, a class B felony, and with prohibited contact with a minor because of a conviction on a similar charge in June 1992.

Hayes has a court hearing scheduled for March 19, with trial set to being in May. It could not be determined Friday whether Hayes has a lawyer.

Hayes was among 15 people indicted Thursday by the grand jury. An indictment is not a finding of guilt, but is an indication that there is enough evidence to proceed with a trial.

The following people also were indicted:

• Robert E. Diamond, 46, of Embden, charged with domestic violence criminal threatening, assault and terrorizing, all with priors, in Embden Dec. 13.

• Peter V. Corson, 48, of Benton, charged with theft and violating the conditions of release, Oct. 31, in Smithfield.

• Steven E. Clark, 49, of Owls Head, charged with tampering with a victim and eight counts of violating the conditions of release, Nov. 19-20, in Madison.

• Charles L. Woodard, 43, of Detroit, charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts of fraudulently obtaining a hunting license, is September and October, in Detroit.

• Joshua M. Bartlett, 26, of New Portland, charged with burglary and theft, Jan. 17, in Embden.

• Ryan D. Turel, 26, of Levant, charged with aggravated criminal mischief, operating under the influence and operating after license suspension, Nov. 28, in Pittsfield.

• Nicholas S. Dudley, 26, of South China, charged with three counts of forgery and three counts of theft, between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1, in Fairfield.

• Jennifer L. Sapienza, 32, of Waterville, charged with three counts of forgery and three counts of theft, between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1, in Fairfield.

• Jacob T. Farrin, 27, of Canaan, charged with burglary and theft, Sept. 20, in Skowhegan.

• Robert Eric French, 42, of Skowhegan, charged with violation of the sex offender registry, Nov. 20, in Skowhegan.

• Jacob Essely McMillian, 19, of Gardiner, charged with aggravated forgery and drinking in public, Aug. 11, in Skowhegan.

• Thomas R. Sisco, 53, of Hubbardston, Mass., charged with aggravated criminal mischief and operating under the influence, Oct. 18, in Fairfield.

• Kyle I. Finley, 26, of Lewiston, charged with possession and trafficking of illegal drugs, Oct. 24, in Norridgewock.

• Vance A. Cayford Jr., 43, of Norridgewock, charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, Oct. 2, in Norridgewock.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367 dharlow@centralmaine.com Twitter: @Doug_Harlow

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