AUGUSTA — A Waterville man who gave liquor to a 13-year-old girl and then sexually assaulted her has been sentenced to two years in prison on a felony charge of unlawful sexual contact.

Maxwell A. Davidson, 24, pleaded guilty to a Class B charge of unlawful sexual contact in a plea bargain that dismissed two counts of the more serious charge of gross sexual assault. He also pleaded guilty to furnishing liquor to a minor.

Davidson was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with all but two years suspended, and four years probation. That means if he complies with the terms of his probation, he will serve two years in prison, but if he does not comply with the terms, he could face the full 10-year sentence.

In January 2021, Davidson, then 23 years old, provided alcohol to and drank with a 13-year-old girl related to his then-girlfriend. He later engaged the girl in a conversation about sexual intercourse and then sexually assaulted the girl, according to prosecutor Amanda Seekins, an assistant district attorney.

Police later obtained text messages Davidson had sent to his girlfriend, in which he asked what she would do if he told her he had sex with the girl. The sexual assault took place at the girlfriend’s home, while she slept.

Seekins said the girl’s guardians agreed with the sentence imposed on Davidson. She said the plea agreement spared the girl from having to testify in court.


Probation conditions include that Davidson not use alcohol or illegal drugs, undergo substance use and sex offender counseling, have no contact with the victim and have no contact with children younger than 16. He will be required to be on the state sex offender registry for the rest of his life.

The initial two counts of gross sexual assault on which Davidson was indicted are Class A crimes, punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

The Class B unlawful sexual contact charge to which he pleaded guilty is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

At the request of Davidson’s lawyer, Stephen Bourget, Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy agreed to delay the start of Davidson’s imprisonment for a week to give him time to take care of some property.

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