Originally published in
Island Ad-Vantages, August 15, 2013
Indicted man with Deer Isle-Stonington ties arrested in Virginia
Jamie Cox, formerly of Deer Isle, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service on Friday, August 9, in Franklin County, Virginia.
Cox, 36, was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury in April on three felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor, Class C. At some point after being indicted, Cox fled the state, according to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety.
The alleged crimes occurred between May and September of 2012, when Cox lived in Deer Isle. His address at the time of the indictment was listed as Gouldsboro.
Under the Maine Criminal Code, sexual abuse of a minor is charged in cases where a person allegedly engages in a sexual act with another person who is 14 or 15 years old. The crime may be classified as Class C if the person is at least 10 years older than the minor.
The marshals acted on a request made by the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit. Cox is being held without bond at the Franklin County Jail in Virginia pending a preliminary hearing at the Franklin County General District Court on September 4.