SKOWHEGAN — A former resident of the men’s homeless shelter on McClellan Street in Skowhegan has been indicted by a Somerset County grand jury on five criminal counts including a charge of Class A felony gross sexual assault on a woman known to him.

Rodney Horning, 41, allegedly sexually assaulted a 39-year-old woman and prevented her from yelling or calling for help, police said after his arrest Oct. 4. Detective Sgt. Josh King of the Skowhegan Police Department said the alleged victim is a family member, but would not identify her further. The Morning Sentinel does not name alleged victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.

The charge of gross sexual assault is a Class A crime, punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Horning also is charged by the grand jury with unlawful sexual contact, a charge punishable with a conviction in Maine of up to 10 years in prison. He also faces charges of domestic violence assault, obstructing the report of a crime or injury and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful sexual touching.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt, but is an indication by the grand jury that enough evidence is present in a case to proceed with formal charges and a trial.

Also indicted were the following people:

• James Dale Kitchin Jr., 39, of Waterville, charged with failure to comply with the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act in August in Skowhegan. Kitchin has two previous convictions of failure to comply with the act in March 2008 and in November 2013. The new charge is a Class B felony.

• Donald M. James, 41, of Pittsfield, charged with aggravated assault, Class B, July 10 in Pittsfield.

• Adam Johnson, 24, of St. Albans, charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, a gun, both Class B felonies, in St. Albans Aug. 26.

• Angelia Marie Violette, 26, of Fairfield, charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one a Class A felony, the other a Class B felony, both on July 5 in Fairfield. The alleged victim was another woman.

Kristen L. Joansen, 30, of Solon, charged with aggravated trafficking in heroin and unlawful trafficking in heroin, Class A and Class B felonies, in Fairfield Sept. 12. She is charged additionally with possession of heroin, a Class C felony, and with misdemeanor possession of the drug Lorazepam, also Sept. 12 in Fairfield.

Lucas A. Gage, 27, of Anson, charged with class A aggravated trafficking in heroin, class B trafficking in heroin, Class C possession of heroin and with misdemeanor possession of Lorazepam in Fairfield on Sept. 12. He also is charged with violating the conditions of his release on an earlier charge.

• Lucas A. Gage, 27, of Anson, charged with eluding a police officer, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, driving to endanger and operating after suspension, all resulting from a high-speed chase with police July 8 in Anson.

• Daryle C. Gormley, 50, of Skowhegan, charged with operating after license revocation and violating conditions of release Sept. 16 in Skowhegan.

• Jacob Vanadestine, 36, of Palmyra, charged with unlawful sexual contact with a girl under 12, a Class B felony; solicitation of a child to commit a prohibited act, Class C; sexual misconduct with a child, Class C; and unlawful sexual touching, Class D; on Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 in Skowhegan.

• Randall Lee Brackett Jr., 31, of Madison, charged with two counts of Class C assault, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and leaving the scene of a property damage accident, all on July 29 in Madison.

• David L. Charrier, 58, of Detroit, charged with domestic violence assault, a Class C felony, Sept. 18 in Detroit.

• Zacheriah A. Adams, 25, of Farmington, charged with aggravated criminal mischief Oct. 3 in Smithfield, a Class C felony.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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