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Denbow Arrest Raises Questions About Registry 

The arrest of a 67-year-old Shirley man is raising questions about why he wasn’t on the state’s sex offender registry as required by law.Donald Denbow was charged last week with gross sexual assault involving a young girl in his barber shop in Dover-Foxcroft. The girl told police the assaults happened from 2004 to 2006, when she was between 10 and 12 years old.Police discovered Denbow had been convicted of a similar crime 27 years ago.Denbow should’ve been in the registry because lawmakers four years ago expanded the registry to include sex offenses going back to 1982.Officials say the case demonstrates the difficulty of updating the registry to include offenders whose criminal records are on paper files dating back before computers.