Kidney donor in court on charges of sexual assault

Dall-Leighton in court

ALFRED, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- A man from Standish who made national headlines for a generous deed last year is back in the spot light, but this time it's because he's facing multiple sexual assault charges.
Joshua Dall-Leighton was arraigned in a York County Superior Court room Monday morning after being indicted based on allegations that he had multiple sexual encounters with an inmate under his supervision at a correctional facility in Alfred.

Monday morning, Joshua Dall-Leighton made a very brief appearance in front of a judge in York County where he pleaded not guilty to all six charges against him.

31-year-old Dall-Leighton faces five counts of gross sexual assault and one count of unlawful sexual contact. Investigators say Dall-Leighton abused his position while working as a prison guard at the Southern Maine Re-Entry Center. Allegedly, Dall-Leighton had sex with a female inmate on multiple occasions inside the prison transport van he drove. In 2015, Dall-Leighton gained national attention when he donated a kidney to a woman who painted a plea for a transplant on the back window of her car.

Dall-Leighton is no longer working at the correctional facility and has been ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim. His next court date is scheduled for March. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.

(© 2016 WCSH)


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