Sunday, January 13, 2013

Maine Woman Gets Prison in Child Sex Case - Update

(Bangor, Maine)
A Glenburn woman whose 17-year plea deal on sex charges was rejected last month by a District Court judge was sentenced Friday to 23 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release on charges in connection with the sexual abuse of a now 9-year-old boy.

Katie Dube, 27, who originally pleaded guilty in October, pleaded guilty again on Friday just before being sentenced on five counts of gross sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

On Dec. 3, Judge Bruce Jordan rejected a plea agreement that called for Dube to spend 17 years in prison in exchange for her guilty pleas. Dube, who has no prior criminal record, withdrew her guilty pleas then but recently decided to plead guilty again, according to her attorney, Hunter Tzovarras of Bangor.
The case against Dube's boyfriend, Terrence A. Pinkham, 27, is pending

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Maine Woman Guilty in Child Sex Case
[Previous 10/1/12 post]
(Bangor, Maine) In May 2012, a 27-year-old local woman, Katie Dube, was indicted for sex assault and exploitation of a seven-year-old boy. Co-defendant Terrence A. Pinkham, 27, faces the same charges.

Earlier today, Dube pleaded guilty to five counts of gross sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Pinkham's case is pending.
Police began an investigation into Dube and Pinkham 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.

Before she reached a plea agreement with the district attorney’s office, Dube faced up to life in prison because the victim was under the age of 12 and a fine of up to $50,000 on the sexual assault charges, according to Roberts. She faced up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000 on the sexual exploitation charges.
Dube and Pinkham are in custody at the Penobscot County Jail with bail amounts set at $50K and $100K, respectively.

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