Man Sentenced to 27 Years for Rape of 10-Year-Old
A man who officials say has shown no remorse for the repeated rape of a 10-year-old girl from Winterport is going to prison for 27 years.
According to the BDN, Richard Watson, age 30 of Carmel, will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and will not be allowed any contact with children for 20 years after his release from prison.
The judge said Watson refused to accept responsibility and showed no remorse whatsoever. He also described Watson as a 'predator' and said his crimes caused tremendous trauma to the child that may have lifelong effects. The girl, who was 10 when he was arrested, is related to Watson.
If you, or someone you know, has been sexually assaulted, call the Statewide Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Line at 800-871-7741. The call is free and accessible 24 hours a day from anywhere in Maine.