Bangor Man Enters Conditional Guilty Plea in Child Sex Crimes Case 

Catherine Pegram

A former Bangor restaurant owner accused of molesting children has pleaded guilty with the condition that he can still appeal the case. Jack Bailey the Second was charged with 10 counts of gross sexual assault and two counts of unlawful sexual contact. The charges involve two female victims under the age of 14. Bailey was initially convicted nearly two years ago and sentenced to 10 years in prison. But the state supreme court ruled some of the evidence was illegally obtained from his computer and threw out the conviction. Deputy District Attorney Mike Roberts says additional evidence, including a videotape, was then used in the case. Based on that, Bailey entered a conditional guilty plea today. Roberts says while Bailey works on an appeal, he’ll still be sentenced for the crime. Prosecutors are pushing for eight years behind bars. A sentencing date has not been set. Bailey, who once owned the former Bubba Jack’s Restaurant on Odlin Road, remains in the Penobscot County Jail.