Hancock Man Arrested on Sex Charge



Joseph Torrey

HANCOCK — A Hancock man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly exposing himself to two young boys he was babysitting.

Joseph Torrey, 20, was arrested on two counts of visual sexual aggression against a child. One of the counts is a Class C crime because one of the boys is under the age of 12; the other count is a Class D crime because that boy is between the ages of 12 and 14, police said.

The alleged incident occurred at the Hancock home of the boys’ mother and was reported to police on Oct. 19, according to Chief Deputy Richard Bishop of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. The report triggered an investigation by Detective Steve McFarland of the Hancock County District Attorney’s Office.

Bishop declined to release further details about the case.

Class C crimes are punishable by up to five years in jail and a $5,000 fine.

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Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander