The former head of the Maine State Police has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a young family member. 73 year old Andrew Demers entered the plea today in Portland Superior Court.
Demers was arrested last month and charged with gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact with a person under 12 years old. Authorities say he admitted to the crime when he was arrested. Demers, now of New Gloucester, was once the chief of the Maine State Police and served 26 years with the agency. He was also the most decorated officer with the State Police before his retirement. He'll be back in court in June.