Sheriff: woman runs over man after attempted sexual assault

woman runs over man after attempted sexual assault

NOBLEBORO, Maine

(NEWS CENTER) -- A woman ran over her boyfriend with a car Saturday night after she walked in on him allegedly trying to sexually assault a 12-year-old girl, said the Lincoln County Sheriff's office.

The Sheriff's office said Linda Currier, 53, and 48-year-old James Oliver, a convicted sex offender, started fighting around 11:30 p.m. after Currier saw the attempted assault at a Nobleboro residence on East Neck Road. The fight continued outside the home and Currier allegedly ran over Oliver with a car. Deputies said all adults at the home had been drinking prior to the incident.

Sheriff Todd Brackett with Lincoln County said, "We can't tell too many details about the case, there were other adults at the residence or in the residence so she wasn't completely alone in this particular situation."

Deputies and an ambulance arrived and Oliver was taken to Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta. He was later transferred to Maine Medical Center for a serious injury to his leg.

Deputies arrested Currier for operating under the influence and aggravated assault. She was booked at Two Bridges Jail and later released.

Officials arrested Oliver after his release from the hospital Monday and took him first to Two Bridges, then to the Maine State Prison infirmary. He's been charged with attempted gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual touching and failing to comply with the sex offender registration act for not updating his address, which was his second offense.

"It is extremely difficult for us when someone chooses not to report or changes addresses without updating their information or things like that which is the case in this situation," explained Brackett.

According to the Maine Sex Offender Registry, Oliver was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor and rape.

According to Brackett, most sex offenders follow the law. If they do not, individuals could face hefty fines, a misdemeanor charge and even a year in jail.

The Sheriff's office said the young girl did not receive any injuries requiring immediate medical attention and was taken from the scene and cared for by her family.

According to Brackett, Currier could be charged with assault for hitting Oliver with her car.


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