SKOWHEGAN — A 20-year-old Skowhegan man was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a minor.

Aaron P. Ouellette admitted to engaging in a sexual act with a 14-year-old girl between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 in Skowhegan, according to court documents. Police said he knew the girl and was aware of the girl’s age at the time of the contact.

He was sentenced to serve 364 days in jail with all but 90 days suspended. He will serve one year of probation after his release and must register as a sex offender for 10 years.

Skowhegan Police Chief Donald Bolduc said Officer David Daigneault, the school district’s resource officer, met with the girl on March 27. After taking the complaint, Detective Joshua King conducted followup interviews with the victim and with Ouellette.

King got an arrest warrant for Ouellette and Sgt. Joel Cummings arrested him April 1.

According to court documents, Ouellette pleaded not guilty to the charge on April 3. King saw him the next day driving with a suspended license and operating an unregistered vehicle. Those are considered new criminal conduct and a violation of Ouellette’s bail, and he was arrested again and was freed on bail.

He pleaded guilty to the charge without a jury trial on Tuesday and began serving his sentence at the Somerset County Jail in East Madison.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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