Bangor Man’s Rape Conviction Upheld 

Catherine Pegram

A man from Bangor convicted of rape will remain in prison. The state’s highest court decided to uphold the conviction of John Auclair. The 45-year-old man was sentenced in October to four years behind bars for sexually assaulting a woman.Auclair’s lawyer appealed to the Maine Supreme Court and argued the jury didn’t hear all the evidence it should have, specifically from Auclair’s girlfriend who died before the trial.The defense claimed the victim made up the story about being raped and Auclair’s girlfriend would have backed that up.The court disagreed that a jury should have heard that information.