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Fernald sworn in as deputy district attorney

By Stephen Betts | Aug 07, 2020
Photo by: Stephen Betts Christopher Fernald, right, is sworn in Aug. 7 as deputy district attorney for prosecutorial district six by Linda Lasko-Hall. District Attorney Natasha Irving looks on.

Rockland — A longtime prosecutor was formally sworn in Friday as deputy district attorney for the region stretching from Bath to Belfast.

District Attorney Natasha Irving announced in April that Christopher Fernald would hold the number two position in the district. On Friday, Aug. 7, the promotion was made official as he was sworn in inside the Knox County Superior Courtroom.

Fernald had been an assistant district attorney for nearly 18 years, working mainly out of the Rockland office. He earned his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law in 2000.

Irving said in April she would rely on Fernald to help build and implement a comprehensive strategy to more aggressively combat the priority crimes such as violent and sexual offenses, with specific emphasis on domestic violence, coercive and violent trafficking at the Maine State Prison, and sex crimes.

There are eight assistant district attorneys in addition to Irving and Fernald who prosecute cases in the four counties of the prosecutorial district six — Knox, Lincoln, Waldo and Sagadahoc.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Aug 08, 2020 21:02

He's doing good in the dismissal end.

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