Andrew Demers trial set for September
PORTLAND (WGME) -- Andrew Demers, 74, a former Maine State Police Chief, will be in court Tuesday morning to answer to charges of sexual assault against a child.
It's been four months since a grand jury indicted Demers on two counts of sexual assault. Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce tells CBS 13 Demers admitted to sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child he was babysitting. Sheriff Joyce says it happened nine or ten times over the course of several months.
Demers' attorney pleaded not guilty on his client's behalf back in June.
Demers faces one count gross sexual assault and one county of unlawful sexual contact with a person younger than 12.
The 74-year-old served on the Maine State Police department for 26 years, six of those years as chief of police. He retired in 1993.