East Millinocket Man Sentenced for Sex Crimes Against Child 

A former volunteer basketball coach and referee from East Millinocket is on probation for the next year for sex crimes involving a child. 56-year-old Ralph Sprague, Junior, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of assault and one count of unlawful sexual touching, all involving a 13-year-old girl. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped an unlawful sexual contact charge.They also dismissed nine counts of gross sexual misconduct dating back to the eighties, which were linked to an under age boy.We’re told Sprague volunteered for the Recreation Department covering East Millinocket, Millinocket and Medway.He was also a Medway Middle School coach.Sprague reportedly resigned from those positions last spring.Besides probation, he was also ordered to get counseling and can’t be in contact with anyone under 18, without supervision.