A Richmond man has been arrested and charged with terrorizing sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of 16.

Richmond police Chief Scott MacMaster said the arrest of Jeffrey Tilton, 55, occurred Wednesday after Richmond police investigated an underage drinking party that occurred Saturday after the Richmond High School prom.

MacMaster said when Tilton became aware of the investigation, he allegedly contacted a 17-year-old boy and used threatening language to urge him to take the blame for the alcohol at the party.

While investigating that complaint, MacMaster said, police became aware that Tilton allegedly solicited inappropriate photos of a 15-year-old girl. He said no photos were taken.

Tilton was arrested and released from the Richmond Police Department on $6,000 unsecured bail. He is prohibited from having contact with minors younger than 16 and is to have no contact with the victims.

He is scheduled to appear June 11 in court in Sagadahoc County.


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