Child Molestation Conviction for Bangor Man Overturned, For Now 

Catherine Pegram

The state’s highest court has overturned the conviction of a former Bangor restaurant owner, sent to prison for molesting children. But it doesn’t mean he’s a free man. Jack Bailey was sentenced last year to ten years. A judge found him guilty of raping a child. During his trial, he filed a motion to suppress evidence he said was illegally obtained from his computer. That motion was denied.But today the State Supreme Court ruled the computer information should not have been allowed at trial. Now prosecutors have to figure out if they have enough evidence for a new trial. Bailey is expected to stay behind bars for now.Bailey once owned Bubba Jack’s Restaurant on the Odlin Road, which is now closed.