Rockport man accused of sex crimes against two children

By Juliette Laaka | Aug 05, 2014
Source: Knox County Jail Mark Cayouette.

Rockland — A 53-year-old Rockport man was charged in July for sexually assaulting two children for a period of six months.

Bail was set July 22 at  $2,500 cash for Mark Cayouette. According to court papers, Cayouette told Rockport Police he was embarrassed and relieved he had been caught. He said the touching was tickling that got out of hand, according to an affidavit filed in Knox County Superior Court.

Cayouette is facing two felony unlawful sexual contact charges, which can carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Cayouette said the touching had occurred since January 2014, and totaled about six times.

The victims, less than age 12, told police Cayouette had been touching them inappropriately for about a year.

Cayouette is not allowed to have contact with children less than age 16 as part of his bail conditions.

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Comments (5)
Posted by: Maggie Trout | Aug 05, 2014 21:51

What is the point of your post, Mr. Mazzeo.   I am well aware of the Florida incident, in depth.  The Florida example was given because it has the strongest laws in the country pertaining to sexual assault.  Are you unaware that case law is built on court decisions made in other jurisdictions. 


Due to the sexual assaults so often being perpetrated by persons within, or well known to, families of victims, as well as the perpetrators often being high-profile, respected community members, it is courageous, and right, to develop legislation that makes it absolutely clear that this behavior will not be tolerated.  To do anything less is to cause additional pain and suffering for the victims.

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Aug 05, 2014 19:38

Maybe we can get the other law from Florida where you can kill an unarmed teenager while pretending to be a cop.

Posted by: Maggie Trout | Aug 05, 2014 15:57

The Governor's Office of Constituent Services advises that letters, not email, be sent to the Governor at:

Office of the Governor
#1 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0001


Additionally, to contact individual legislators, and to send written letters to 

Hon. Leigh Ingalls Saufley
Chief Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court

method of contact uncertain, as links deal with such things as how to represent yourself in court.

Posted by: Debra L Whittier | Aug 05, 2014 15:05

Embarrassment and relief are two very self focused emotions.  I would have expected to hear mention of regret, remorse, shame and sorrow. 

Posted by: Maggie Trout | Aug 05, 2014 14:43

This year, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed additional legislation further strengthening already stringent laws relating to sexual assault.  What is the state of Maine doing to institute similar laws.  The Governor and all legislators should be called upon to show that sexual assault will not be tolerated.  50 years, mandatory, no probation, has been suggested.  Are Maine children and adults who are victimized not valued. 



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