By J.W. Oliver
The district attorney’s office has dismissed charges against a Damariscotta man who had been accused of a series of sex offenses against a teenage girl.
Randall S. Main, 43, instead pleaded guilty to a single count of class D domestic violence assault Nov. 9. Seven charges of class D unlawful sexual touching were dismissed.
Main was sentenced to 364 days in custody with all but 45 days suspended, plus a year of probation. He received a stay of his jail sentence until Nov. 23.
His probation conditions prohibit contact with children under 18 “except incidental or in public,” prohibit contact with the victim – the same victim named in the unlawful sexual touching charges – and require mental-health treatment.
The charges against Main stemmed from a series of incidents in Waldoboro in 2014, according to court documents. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Scott Hayden was the investigating officer.
Former Assistant District Attorney Andrew Wright initially represented the state and extended the offer to Main, according to Assistant District Attorney Katie Hollstrom.
Wright left the office to open a private practice this summer, and Hollstrom represented the state through the resolution of the case. Waldoboro attorney Philip Cohen represented Main.
“I know one of the state’s concerns was the ability of the victim to successfully make it through the trial process,” Hollstrom said. “This offer was discussed in detail with (the victim and her family), as we do in every case, but more so because it was a very serious charge, and they were in agreement with the resolution.”