Sedgwick man sentenced in unlawful sexual touching case



ELLSWORTH — A Sedgwick man will serve a stint in prison for having sexual contact with a girl, according to District Attorney Matt Foster.

Robert Ebert Jr., 42, was sentenced Oct. 5 to serve nine months and one day in the Maine Department of Corrections for three counts of unlawful sexual touching, according to court records.

The girl is the daughter of someone the defendant knew, Foster said. The incidents occurred in Blue Hill in September and October of 2018. The girl is under age 14.

“A nine-month, plus one-day sentence is the minimum sentence for someone to have to go to prison, rather than county jail,” Foster said. Sentences nine months and under are served at a county jail.

Ellsworth attorney Jeffrey Toothaker represents Ebert.

Toothaker noted that as part of the plea negotiation, Ebert will not have to register with the Maine Sex Offender Registry when he is released.

Conditions of Ebert’s probation after his prison sentence include no access to the internet or online communications without written permission from his probation officer, according to court records. Ebert also agrees not to be in any place where children congregate, including playgrounds, arcades, parks and school fairs.

Jennifer Osborn

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