Winterport Teen Charged with Gross Sexual Assault 

A Winterport teenager is charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy in November and December of last year.Waldo County Detective Jason Bosco said Thomas Emery, 18, is charged with three counts of gross sexual assault. The detective said the 8-year-old boy reported the crime to a school official and Emery confessed to the incidents. Emery was taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast and has been released on $200 cash bail.His arraignment is set for March 28. If convicted, the teen faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and a $50,000 dollar fine.