Game Warden Sentenced for Misconduct at Bangor Concert
A Maine game warden, who was accused by a woman of touching her inappropriately during a waterfront concert, was given a deferred disposition sentence this week.
Jeremy Judd, 41, of Mechanic Falls pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct in court this week, as part of a plea deal. In exchange for his guilty plea, more serious charges of assault and unlawful sexual touching were dismissed by the judge. WABI-TV reports he was given a deferred disposition sentence, which means that he will pay a $300 fine if he stays out of trouble for nine months. If he fails to avoid trouble, he'll have to go to jail for six months. Judd is also serving a two-month unpaid suspension from the Warden Service.
The charges referred to an incident at the Florida Georgia Line concert at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion last summer. A woman told police that she and her boyfriend were in front of Judd while standing in line for beer when he grabbed her buttocks. She said he then touched her again, putting his hand under her shorts.
Judd told authorities that he had snuck a bottle of alcohol into the concert and was very drunk. His lawyer told the judge that Judd is in counseling for his drinking.