AUGUSTA — Police say a 19-year-old Waterville man recorded himself having sex with a 17-year-old girl and then sent the video and a sexually explicit photo to her mother.

Timothy Joseph Gaudette took similar photos with a 13-year-old girl in his apartment in late March, and kept those on his phone, according to a court affidavit by Waterville Police Detective Alan Perkins.

Gaudette made an initial appearance Friday in Augusta District Court of charges of gross sexual assault, dissemination of sexually explicit material, possession of sexually explicit material and three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor March 2-25, all in Waterville. Those charges were filed Thursday in Kennebec County Superior Court.

Gaudette was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail. He had been in Kennebec County jail on other charges.

He was arrested March 25, the day a parent of the 13-year-old girl sought Waterville police help in locating her after she went to visit Gaudette at this Sanger Avenue apartment, failed to return as expected, and did not answer her cellphone, Perkins wrote.

Perkins said Gaudette refused to allow officers into his apartment, “inferring he would harm himself” if police entered by force.

Shortly afterward the girl left the apartment, and Gaudette came out and was arrested. The girl told authorities that Gaudette had used his phone to take photos of her topless and performing oral sex on him, according to Perkins.

The images and the video were located on Gaudette’s cellphone, which was searched by the State Police Computer Crimes Unit after police obtained a warrant.

A laptop also seized from Gaudette’s home had the 17-year-old girl’s photos and the video on it as well. That girl and her mother had gone to Waterville police on March 28 to get them to serve a temporary protection of abuse order on Gaudette. 

The girl told police she had been Gaudette’s girlfriend since May or June of 2012 and he had taken a video of her having sex with him early this year in her College Avenue apartment. He sent it to her mother in early March — after threatening to do so a number of times because he was upset with the girl, police said.

The mother told police she deleted both the video and photo immediately.

Betty Adams — 621-5631
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