Camden man pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

By Juliette Laaka | Dec 13, 2013

Rockland — A 26-year-old Camden man pleaded guilty Dec. 13 in Knox County Superior Court to committing two sex crimes against a teenager..

Addam L. Sheets was sentenced to three years in prison, will all but nine months suspended for one count of unlawful sexual contact and one count of sexual abuse of a minor for engaging in criminal sexual conduct with a minor female victim.

Sheet will be placed on two years of probation upon his release and will not be allowed contact with females less than 18 years old.

The victim, 15, was interviewed by Camden Police Department and described a sexual encounter that occurred in March with Sheets. She also said Sheets had told her not to tell anybody about it, according to court documents filed by Camden Police Detective Curt Andrick.

Articles of clothing were collected for evidence, and DNA analysis links Sheets to the crime, said the affidavit.

When Sheets was interviewed by police, he denied having sex with the victim, but admitted to kissing and groping her, said the report. In November, he pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Sheets is represented by Camden attorney Jeremy Pratt.

Comments (3)
Posted by: pat putnam | Dec 16, 2013 10:12

He gets 9 months in jail, and the rest of his life on the sex-offender's list because he pleaded guilty, whether he is or not. It sounds like he is but we don't really know. The lawyers advise pleading guilty so the court will go easier on them but that doesn't mean he actually is guilty.

Posted by: Judy Olson | Dec 16, 2013 06:06

Yet another sweet plea deal. Sex offenders in Knox County have very, very little to worry about.  The State of Maine pays Jeremy Pratt on behalf of the defendant to cut a deal with the Assistant District Attorney. Nobody needs to waste time preparing for trial & risk losing. Case closed. The victim remains a victim with no justice.

Posted by: Catherine L Leonard | Dec 13, 2013 12:02

9 months in jail and they wonder why more victims never come forward!


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