Gorham Man Sentenced for Child Molestation

Updated 2 years ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Gorham man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for molesting three children. Michael Emerson on Thursday pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawful sexual contact with children younger than 12. Authorities say the 48-year-old Emerson molested two girls and a boy at his second home on Frye Island last summer. In deal reached with prosecutors, Emerson was sentenced to 25 years in prison with all but eight years suspended, followed by 10 years of probation. He must also register as a sex offender. Emerson apologized in court and called himself a “pedophile.” The mother of one victim said in a victim impact statement that Emerson is a “repulsive, disgusting person.” Another victim said in a letter read by a relative that she felt “scared” and “ashamed.”


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