BANGOR – A Hampden man is sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to sex charges.
Earl Huntley, 25 pleaded guilty to gross sexual assault, sexual exploitation of a minor, five counts of unlawful sexual contact and possession of sexually explicit materials.
The victims were sisters, five and 11 years old, who were being watched by Huntley’s mother.
Bangor police received a tip from Huntley’s classmates when he showed them photos. The girls’ father spoke in court today, asking for a longer sentence because of the trauma the family is facing.
District Attorney Christopher Almy stated “I think it was a fair and just sentence for what happened here. This guy is a serious child sexual predator and he got the sentence that he deserved.”
The defense felt the nine years in prison was fair but was hoping for a lesser sentence because of his mental capacity.
“I think that it was important for the judge to consider his intellectual disabilities and that he was dealing with someone who isn’t functioning on the same level as everyone else. We just hoped the judge would consider that.” added Hunter Tzotarra, defense attorney for Huntley.
Huntley will start his sentence later this week.