AUGUSTA — An Augusta man and a Windsor man were arraigned Monday after being arrested over the weekend on sealed indictments in separate cases. Both men were indicted Friday by a grand jury in Kennebec County Superior Court.

Richard E. Brann, 43, of Augusta, pleaded not guilty in Augusta District Court to charges of aggravated assault, aggravated criminal trespass, burglary, theft and criminal mischief, all of which allegedly took place Nov. 15-21, 2012, in Augusta.

Brann is accused of harming a man while burglarizing his residence and stealing his liquor. He was arrested Friday.

The prosecutor, Assistant Attorney General Deborah Cashman, said the case was investigated by Maine State Police because Brann’s mother, Dorothy Joanne Brann, 74, was injured when she went to look into the disturbance and then died Nov. 22, 2012, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Judge Beth Dobson ordered Brann released with a Maine PreTrial supervision contract or $1,000 cash bail. Conditions of bail ban him from use of alcohol and from contact with the victim named in the charges.

In the other case, Richard M. Libby, 47, of Windsor, pleaded not guilty to 22 separate charges alleging he had unlawful sexual contact over a period of eight years with a girl under age 14. Libby was arrested Sunday morning.


The indictment charges him with eight felony counts each of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact and six misdemeanor counts of unlawful sexual touching. The offenses are alleged to have taken place between Aug. 30, 2001, and Aug. 29, 2009, in Windsor.

He pleaded not guilty to all the charges at his Augusta District Court arraignment.

Dobson set bail at $300 cash and a Maine PreTrial Supervision contract or $25,000 worth of real estate. She also banned him from being within 100 feet of the victim and from contact with girls under age 16.

Lisa Whittier, who represented Brann, said he had a job and could live with his parents while the charges are pending.

The prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney David Spencer, had requested $20,000 cash bail, citing the seriousness of the charges and the need to assure Libby’s appearance in court.

Betty Adams — 621-5631
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