A man who once served as Maine's top cop is now an accused child molester. 73 year old Andrew Demers was arrested this morning and charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a child younger than 12 years old. Demers was once the chief of the Maine State Police and held that position from 1987 to 1993. According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, Demers was arrested after detectives investigated reports that Demers had “an ongoing unlawful sexual contact situation” with the alleged victim.
The current Chief of the Maine State Police, Colonel Robert Williams, released a statement today.
"The State Police are stunned at the allegation, and saddened for the victim and their family. Our thoughts and concerns are with them. We learned of the allegations last Monday and immediately referred the case to the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office. To avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest, we suggested that the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office investigate and we have had no further involvement in the investigation. Demers served 26 years with the State Police. He joined the department in 1967.
Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.
Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.
Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.