A former police chief of Howland is now a convicted fellon.
73 year old Carl Smith was sentenced today to serve 4 years of a 17 year sentence after pleading guilty to molesting two young girls.
Authorities say Smith was caring for two 5 year old girls while their parents were away.
They told officials that smith touched their private areas while sleeping with him nude.
As part of a plea agreement authorities dropped the more serious charges of gross sexual assault.
Smith, now of Eddington, pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful sexual contact.
Smith had served as a law enforcement officer for 18 years before retiring as Howland’s police chief in 1988.