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UPDATE: Former Caribou Fire Chief Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail, One Year Probation

| July 25, 2013


Caribou, ME – 68 Year-Old Roy Woods, Former Caribou Fire Chief, was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 1 year probation and 500 hours of community service this afternoon in Caribou Superior Court. According to the judge’s ruling, during the first 60 days of probation, Woods will be subject to house arrest.

Woods pleaded guilty on June 7th to two counts of unlawful sexual contact, two counts of assault and one count of unlawful sexual touching. Each count carried a maximum sentence of up to 364 days in jail. Woods’ received 30 days for each sentence but Justice E. Allen Hunter ruled the sentences concurrent, which means he will only have to serve a single 30 day sentence.

Before the sentence was handed down, Woods apologized to his victims and to the court but had very little else to say.

Woods resigned from his post as Fire Chief in 2012 citing medical reasons. Several months later he was indicted by the Aroostook County Grand Jury. The charges involve two female victims and the incidents took place between 2009 and 2011.  Woods served the Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department for 44 years.



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