Bangor Man Admits to Sexually Abusing Two Young Girls 

A Bangor man accused of sexually abusing two young girls in his apartment two years ago, admitted to his crimes in court Monday.

56-year old Roger Bates appeared in Penobscot County Superior Court, three days after being sentenced in federal court on child pornography charges relating to the case.

Prosecutors say in August of 2005, Bates sexually assaulted a seven and a twelve year old girl who were spending the night at his apartment.

He showed the sisters a pornographic video with another young girl in it, then touched them inappropriately.

The two girls told their mom the next day, who reported Bates to police.

In court Monday, he was ordered to 10 years behind bars to be served at the same time as a federal sentence of 10 years.