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Originally published in The Weekly Packet, January 2, 2014
Man with ties to Deer Isle sentenced to nine months for sexual abuse of a minor

by Jessica Brophy

Jamie Lee Cox, 36, of Gouldsboro and formerly of Deer Isle and Stonington, pleaded guilty on December 20 to three counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

Cox received a sentence of four years, with all but nine months suspended and the rest served on probation.

Cox will be required to complete evaluation and registration as a sex offender and will not be allowed to have contact with children under the age of 16. Cox is also barred from contact with the victim, a Sedgwick girl, or her family. Cox will also have to live where directed by a probation officer.

Under the Maine Criminal Code, sexual abuse of a minor is charged in cases where a person allegedly engages in a sexual act with another person who is 14 or 15 years old.

Cox was indicted in early April on the charges, and was at large for several months until he was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service in early August.

The crimes occurred between May and September of 2012 when Cox lived in Deer Isle. His address at the time of the indictment was listed in Gouldsboro.