Waldoboro man gets 13 months for sex crime
Rockland — A 27-year-old Waldoboro man was sentenced Feb. 24 to 13 months in prison for sexually assaulting a teenager.
Jason Merrifield pleaded guilty in Knox County Superior Court to a single count of unlawful sexual contact. A count of gross sexual assault was dismissed.
Merrifield was arrested in November for gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact for crimes against a female victim less than age 14 in May.
Merrifiled will be on probation for two years upon his release and could face two more years in prison if he does not abide by probation conditions.
Merrifiled was on probation from a previous burglary, theft and criminal mischief conviction and is currently serving a partial revocation sentence. His probation was terminated and he will serve time for the probation violation with the new charge.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office investigated the case.
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