SKOWHEGAN — A local man remained in jail Wednesday after being arrested last week on charges he sexually abused two teenage girls.

Douglas Perkins, 31, of Skowhegan was arrested on five counts of sexual abuse of a minor. Somerset County Jail photo

Douglas Perkins, 31, who has addresses in Skowhegan and Mercer, is facing five Class C counts of sexual abuse of a minor in connection with the alleged incidents, according to court records. He was arrested June 26.

Perkins made his initial court appearance Friday at Somerset County Unified Criminal Court in Skowhegan, a court clerk said. He was being held Wednesday at the Somerset County Jail in Madison, with cash bail set at $5,000.

According to an affidavit filed in court by Detective Sgt. Kelly Hooper of the Skowhegan Police Department, the investigation began in February when a family member of one of the alleged victims made a report to police.

In a subsequent interview Feb. 28 with a worker at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Kennebec & Somerset Counties in Waterville, one of the alleged victims reported she had a sexual encounter with Perkins, according to the affidavit. The alleged victim was 14 years old at the time of the reported sexual abuse, according to Hooper’s affidavit.

The Children’s Advocacy Center is a program of the Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center, according to its website. Its multidisciplinary team provides coordinated evaluation of children after allegations of sexual abuse.


The other alleged victim later told a Children’s Advocacy Center worker about several sexual encounters she had with Perkins in 2023 and 2024, Hooper wrote in the affidavit. The alleged victim, who is related to Perkins’ girlfriend and was friends with the other alleged victim, was 14 and 15 years old at the time of the reported incidents, according to the affidavit.

The Morning Sentinel does not identify alleged victims of sexual abuse without their consent and is not reporting some details about the alleged crimes included in court records to protect their identities.

The alleged incidents involving Perkins reportedly happened in Skowhegan and Mercer, according to court records. The complaint filed in court states the alleged sexual abuse against one of the alleged victims, which amounted to four counts, occurred between Aug. 1, 2023, and Feb. 27, 2024.

The count of sexual abuse of the second alleged victim occurred in February, according to the complaint.

One of the alleged victims told investigators she was “frozen in fear” during the alleged sexual abuse, Hooper wrote in the affidavit.

The other alleged victim reported having felt “very uncomfortable” during the alleged sexual abuse, and said Perkins’ alleged actions made her want to vomit, according to the affidavit.

In a March 27 interview with Hooper, Perkins denied all but one of the alleged incidents, during which he said he was intoxicated and sleeping, according to the affidavit.

Perkins told Hooper during the interview that “the girls probably grouped together” and made up an elaborate story “to get me in some kind of trouble.”

Perkins is due back in court Aug. 28. He has yet to be indicted, according to court records.

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