Man charged with violating Maine Civil Rights Act

11:13 AM, Sep 10, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's attorney general has filed a complaint against a Windham man for violating the Maine Civil Rights Act.

Janet Mills announced Tuesday that a civil complaint filed in Cumberland County Superior Court alleges that 30-year-old Justin Boucher threatened an African-American woman because of racial bias.

The complaint alleges that Boucher yelled a racial slur at the victim and complained about her driving at a stop light in Portland in April. Mills says Boucher is accused of then yelling: "I should hang you up on that tree behind you, over there where you belong."

Mills said Boucher's words and actions are reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan in years past.

Boucher has 21 days to answer the complaint. A phone number in Boucher's name could not be located.

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