Repeat offender with mental illness sentenced

6:39 PM, Feb 28, 2014   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Darrell McCauley has a history of violence and inappropriate contact with young girls.

"That afternoon my daughters innocence was taken and after I confronted this man, who said what I just kissed her, he kicked me in the face".

The was the emotional plea for justice from a woman who's 12-year old daughter was grabbed and kissed by McCauley. While on supervised release from a group home in Brunswick he still managed to grab the girl and kiss her on the mouth.

It is not the first time McCauley has done something like that. In 2000 he was convicted of assaulting his sister. The following year he hugged and harassed an 11-year-old girl at a ski area. In 2003 he walked away from a supervised apartment in Augusta and kissed and groped a 7-year-old girl in her back yard.

The prosecutor said probation and supervision has not worked. He asked the judge to sentence McCauley to 10-full years in prison as a way to protect the public.

"Every time, every option has been tried and clearly that has had no effect", said Assistant District Attorney Michael Madigan.

McCauley's lawyer says while his client is an adult he has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old boy who acts out on his impulses.

After weighing McCauley's mental health along with his criminal past, the judge gave him another sentence with more supervision than incarceration, 3-year behind bars followed by 4-years of probation.

























































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