The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Wiscasset woman with several sex offenses involving minors.
Sarah Riggens, 41, faces two counts of class B sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of class C dissemination of sexually explicit material, two counts of class D endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of class D possession of sexually explicit material, according to a press release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The term “sexually explicit material” in the charges refers to child pornography.
Class B and C crimes are felonies with maximum penalties of 10 years and five years in prison, respectively. Class D crimes are misdemeanors with a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail.
The investigation started with a child abuse referral from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, according to the press release. The minors involved are young teenagers.
Riggens was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 9. She is being held at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset without bail pending an initial appearance in court.
The sheriff’s office asks anyone with information about the investigation to contact Detective Scott Hayden at 882-7332 or email@example.com.