In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Wednesday, August 16, the following cases were heard:
Benjamin Dexter, 18, 538 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty on two charges of sexual assault with a 14-year-old who was not his spouse and ordered to serve two 12-month terms concurrently in the Coos County House of Corrections with all but 90 days deferred for one year on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. Dexter will serve 12 months on probation upon his release from jail. Three additional charges of sexual assault were nolle prossed.
Andrew Lemieux, 22, 73 Promenade St., Gorham, was charged with two counts of simple assault which were placed on file without a finding on the condition he participates in a parenting class and undergoes an anger management evaluation and follows the recommended aftercare. Lemieux also must maintain good behavior for six months.
Ben Younie, 52, 40 Promenade St., Gorham, was charged with conduct after an accident for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident which was placed on without a finding on the condition he pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $524.80, payable through the Department of Corrections within 60 days of his court date. Younie also must maintain good behavior for one year.
Timothy Bubar, 20, 80 Charleston Road, Bradford, Maine, was found guilty of reckless conduct for reckless operation of a motor vehicle and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $1,240, and serve a term of five days in the Coos County House of Corrections. A charge of driving while intoxicated and a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated were nolle prossed.
Christopher Chasse, 41, 396 Forbush Ave., Berlin, was found guilty on two charges of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434. The court ruled that a currently pending suspended sentence will not be imposed.
Dennis Aikens, 46, 330 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, complete the Impaired Driver Care Management Program, and surrender his license to operate a motor vehicle for nine months with the opportunity to petition the court for early reinstatement after three months. A charge of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and a charge of unlawful transport of drugs in a motor vehicle were nolle prossed.
Chad Blais, 44, 444 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty of domestic violence-simple assault-physical contact and ordered to pay a fine of $50, and to serve 12 months in the Coos County House of Corrections with credit for time served of 64 days. This sentence is concurrent to a superior court sentence to be imposed. Blais also was found guilty of criminal mischief for damaging the door latch on a holding cell at the Berlin Police Department and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $48, payable through the Department of Corrections. A charge of criminal trespass and a charge of contempt of court were nolle prossed.