Admitted daily contact with children

Convicted kidnapper, child molester back in jail

By Stephen Betts | Aug 09, 2017
Photo by: Maine Sex Offender Registry Robert McIntyre

Rockland — A 60-year-old Cushing man who served time in prison for kidnapping a woman and earlier had been convicted of sexually assaulting a child is behind bars again after his probation officer said he admitted being around children.

Robert A. McIntyre was arrested Aug. 3 for violating his probation. He is being held at the Knox County Jail in Rockland.

He was arrested Aug. 3 after he told his probation officer that he had been having daily contact with a 12-year-old girl, as well as another young girl and young boy, according to paperwork filed in Knox County Court by Probation Officer David Cyr. Terms of McIntyre's probation included that he have no contact with anyone under 18 years old.

The probation officer also informed the court that he learned after McIntyre's arrest that the man had been suspended from his sex offender treatment program.

McIntyre made his initial appearance Wednesday, Aug. 9, in Knox County Court for the alleged probation violations.

Defense attorney for the day William Pagnano entered a denial at the court hearing on behalf of McIntyre. A probation revocation hearing was scheduled for Sept. 21.

McIntyre was convicted in 2000 in Knox County Superior Court of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in July 1999. In that case, he hid in the back of the victim's car as she visited her father’s grave. When she got back in her vehicle, he put a knife to her throat and forced her to drive to a field, where he sexually assaulted her.

Justice Stephen Perkins sentenced McIntyre to 20 years in prison with all but 10 years suspended. He also was placed on probation for six years.

McIntyre had been on probation at the time of that attack for sexually assaulting a child in 1994. In that case, he was given a suspended jail term because the court had ruled that McIntyre was mentally retarded.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Patricia Weaver | Aug 10, 2017 18:40

Prison is the best place for him!!!



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