FARMINGTON — A former Jay man serving 15 years in the state prison for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old boy he met at church in 2005 has died according to a release from the state Department of Corrections.

Robert Storer, 74, was admitted to Pen Bay Medical Center in February because of ongoing health problems. He died on Tuesday.

The Maine State Medical Examiners Office has been contacted, which is routine in inmate deaths.

Storer, an Alabama native, admitted to molesting the boy close to a dozen times in 2005 and 2006.

Storer reportedly met the boy through the child’s parents, who attended the same church, the Church of the Nazarene in Jay.

He befriended the family and spent time with the boy alone and through youth activities, authorities said in 2007.

It was on those occasions, as well as the week where the boy stayed with Storer while the family was relocating to Jackman, when the sexual assaults took place.

He was convicted on six counts of gross sexual assault and one count of unlawful sexual contact, according to newspaper archives.

He was sentenced in Franklin County Superior Court to 25 years with all but 15 years suspended.

In 1961, Storer was convicted of indecent exposure in Alabama.

In 2000, he arrested in Alabama on charges of sexual molestation of a child, but the charges were dropped and he left the state, eventually moving to Maine.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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