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Rockland man accused of sexually assaulting teen

By Stephen Betts | Feb 19, 2019
Source: Knox County Jail Richard Squires

Rockland — A 37-year-old Rockland man was arrested Saturday night, Feb. 16, and charged with sexually assaulting a young teen.

Richard Squires was arrested by the Rockland Police Department and charged with Class A gross sexual assault. He was taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland and is being held without jail.

He made his initial appearance Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 19, in the Knox County court. Judge Susan Sparaco agreed to the request by District Attorney Natasha Irving to set bail for Squires at $5,000 cash.

Defense attorney for the day William Pagnano said Squires has no criminal record, is a longtime local resident, and works. He asked that bail be set at $1,000, saying that it is alll Squires could afford.

Rockland Police received information Saturday from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office regarding a 13-year-old male who had been sexually assaulted by a 37-year-old male.

The assault took place in Rockland, according to the affidavit. The victim in this case was taken by his parents to the hospital so that a sexual assault forensic examination could be conducted.

Police became aware of the allegation when the victim sent a text to his father by mistake that was meant for Squires. Police then found numerous texts of a sexual nature between the victim and Squires.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: ananur forma | Feb 19, 2019 13:06

so sorry to hear this.

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