Bangor Woman Pleads Guilty in Sex Assault Case 

Wayne Harvey

A woman from Bangor charged with elevated aggravated assault and gross sexual assault pleaded guilty to both counts in Penobscot County Superior Court today.Prosecutors say Laura Smith sexually assaulted the man, then burned him with microwave-heated water while he was passed out.The 43-year old victim suffered burns on his back, a broken ankle, and a perforated bowel.He told police he awoke with injuries after getting drunk at a party on November 28th. Smith tells authorities the victim broke his ankle when he fell on stairs as she and a man attempted to drag him to his home.Smith told police she did it all as a joke. A sentencing date will be set over the next few weeks.