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.
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.