December 17, 2013

Wellington man indicted on charges of gross sexual assault in Moscow

Cory Coldwell, 25, of Wellington, is one of 14 people indicted by the grand jury.

By Rachel Ohm rohm@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

SKOWHEGAN — A Wellington man accused of gross sexual assault in Moscow is among those indicted by a Somerset County grand jury.

Cory Coldwell, 25, of Parkman Road in Wellington, is charged with the sexual assault of 26-year-old woman in Moscow on June 20. He was arrested Dec. 7 after he was indicted by the grand jury Dec. 5.

The victim “was unconscious or otherwise physically incapable of resisting and had not consented to the sexual act,” according to court records.

District Attorney Maeghan Maloney said her office took the case to the grand jury before making an arrest, which often happens in sexual assaults.

An indictment does not determine guilt, but that there is enough evidence to proceed with formal charges and a trial.

Coldwell was released on $2,500 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in Somerset County Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 22.

He is not allowed to use or possess alcohol or illegal drugs, must submit to random search and testing by police and is not allowed to have contact with the victim or to visit her residence, place of employment or place of education, according to court records.

Gross sexual assault is a Class B crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Also indicted by the grand jury was a Madison man accused of growing marijuana near the Madison Elementary School. Victor D. Cullington, 33, of Madison Avenue, was charged with aggravated marijuana cultivation and possession of schedule Z drugs on Sept. 5. The charge is elevated when the offense happens place within 1,000 feet of a school.

Cullington was growing between five and 100 marijuana plants and possessed more than one pound of marijuana at the time of his arrest, according to court records.

He is scheduled to appear in Skowhegan District Court at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 22.

A total of 14 people were indicted on 35 charges, according to the indictment. The others are:

Kevin D. Crowley, 23, of Skowhegan, charged with domestic violence criminal threatening, domestic violence assault and aggravated assault with a weapon on Oct. 26 in Norridgewock.

David N. Doucette, 29, of Skowhegan, charged with theft and violating condition of release on Sept. 29 in Skowhegan. He also faces a second indictment on charges of possession of heroin and violating condition of release on Nov. 6 in Skowhegan.

Jeffrey M. Doucette, 38, of Skowhegan, charged with theft in from May 1 through June 29 Skowhegan.

Abby J. Fowler, 24, of Skowhegan, charged with possession of heroin and possession of schedule Z drugs on Oct. 4 in Madison.

Scott S. Friedman, 19, of Sudbury, Mass., charged with illegal import of drugs and possession of schedule W drugs on July 3 in Pittsfield.

Eugene L. Horn, 37, of Bangor, charged with theft on Sept. 19 in Palmyra.

Christopher E. Humphrey, 30, of Jackman, charged with domestic violence assault on Nov. 7 in Jackman.

Lewis L. Lachance, 44, of St. Albans, charged with violating condition of release on three counts from Nov. 3-19 in St. Albans.

Sean C. Ludden, of Burnham, charged with theft in on Nov. 16 Skowhegan.

Blyn E. Nadeau Jr., 24, of Bingham, charged with operating after revocation on Aug. 6 in Bingham. He also faces a second indictment for operating after revocation from Oct.28 through Nov.7 in Bingham.

Paul E. St. Onge, 42, of Hudson, charged with theft and violating condition of release on Sept. 19 in Palmyra.

Erica L. Winter, 42, of Embden, charged with five counts of acquiring drugs by deception from January through May in Madison. She also faces a second indictment for five counts of acquiring drugs by deception from Oct. 2012 through April 2013 in Skowhegan.

Rachel Ohm— 612-2368rohm@centralmaine.com

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