BANGOR - A Glenburn man will be spending his first night in jail this evening after he was sentenced earlier today in Penobscot Judicial Court after pleading guilty to 6 counts of unlawful sexual contact.
A judge ruled 30 year old Daniel Severance of Glenburn to serve 18 months in jail and 12 years of probation. Initially, Severance faced gross sexual assault charges but that was lessened in a plea deal.
The case involves two young girls and the assault occurred between 2009 to 2011. Severance's attorney says plea agreements like this one will be harder to reach due to new state laws that have increased the charges for gross sexual assault.
Severance will also be listed as a registered sex offender for the remainder of his life.
Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in June of 2012. Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. From July 2011 to December 2011, Andrew was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Thursday for The Morning Show, covering topics from the financial crisis to the New England Patriots.