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Self-described "pedophile" sent to prison

7:57 AM, Mar 15, 2013   |    comments
Michael Emerson Courtesy: Frye Island Police
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Gorham man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for molesting three children.

Michael Emerson, 48, on Thursday pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawful sexual contact with children younger than 12.

Authorities say Emerson molested two girls and a boy at his second home on Frye Island last summer.

In deal reached with prosecutors, Emerson was sentenced to 25 years in prison with all but eight years suspended, followed by 10 years of probation. He must also register as a sex offender.

Emerson apologized in court and called himself a "pedophile."

The mother of one victim said in a victim impact statement that Emerson is a "repulsive, disgusting person."

Another victim said in a letter read by a relative that she felt "scared" and "ashamed."







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