AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Donations totaling $18,000 will help pay for the work of a Maine task force that will explore electronic monitoring systems for domestic violence offenders.
Republican state Rep. Ken Fredette of Newport will present the check to the Gov. Paul LePage on Friday. The money was donated privately, most of it coming from the second annual Amy Lake Memorial 5 kilometer fundraiser, which was held last month in Dexter. Amy Bagley and her two children were killed in an outburst of domestic violence by her estranged husband, Steven Lake, who also took his own life in June 2011.
LePage later signed an executive order to create the seven-member task force, which is to find the most effective and affordable ways to utilize electronic monitoring tools in Maine.
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