Caribou teacher indicted on sex charges

CARIBOU, Maine — A Caribou Career and Technical Center teacher who was arrested in May on sex charges has been indicted by the Aroostook County grand jury.

Aroostook County District Attorney Todd Collins said that Colby Conroy, 22, of Woodland, was indicted on two counts of gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual touching, three counts of unlawful sexual contact and sexual abuse of a minor. The indictment was handed down on July 7.

Investigators arrested Conroy on May 26, the same day that school officials contacted the Caribou Police Department about the alleged crime.

Conroy is accused of having “had a sexual relationship with a juvenile student,” according to Police Chief Michael Gahagan. The chief did not say if the alleged victim had been a student of Conroy’s or attended classes at the technical center.

Conroy was an at-will teacher, meaning he didn’t have a contract, according to RSU 39 administrators. The Caribou Career and Technical Center serves students from across The County.

Conroy will next appear in Aroostook County Superior Court in Caribou on Oct. 5.

Collins said that Conroy’s indictment was one of nearly 30 handed down by the grand jury this month.

Other indictments included the following:

Triston Carson, 24, Fort Fairfield: theft, violation of condition of release.

Paul Cote II, 43, Fort Fairfield: eluding an officer, driving to endanger, operation after suspension, failure to stop.

David Dockham, 30, Houlton: aggravated operating after revocation, criminal operating under the influence.

Lucas Madigan, 35, Monticello: aggravated criminal trespass, domestic violence assault, criminal trespass, criminal mischief.

Justin Michaud, 30, Presque Isle: operating after revocation.

Bonnie Sarmiento, 56, Washburn: theft, violation of condition release.

Tiffany Soucy, 24, Presque Isle: tampering with witness, terrorizing criminal mischief.

Philip Sprague, 53, Presque Isle: violation of condition of release.

Jacob Welch, 20, Presque Isle: burglary of motor vehicle, theft, criminal mischief.

Albrecht Ahrens, 55, Edmundston, New Brunswick: burglary and theft.

Kyle Gagnon, 25, Washburn: disorderly conduct,, criminal threatening with a weapon, criminal threatening, refusing to submit.

Richard Kinney, 46, St. George: criminal operating under the influence, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Timothy Bolstridge, 34, Ashland: operating after revocation, operating ATV at an imprudent speed, eluding, unauthorized use of property..

Edward Wetherell, 44, Ashland: operating after revocation, unauthorized use of property, leaving the scene, violation condition of release.

Patrick Kelly, 50, Frenchville: criminal operating under the influence,  operating after revocation.

Roger Fecteau, 45, Van Buren: illegal importation of drugs, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs.

Michael Fisher, 35, Woodland: gross sexual assault.

Damian Simoneau, 23, Caribou: operating after revocation, failure to stop, driving to endanger.

Ricky Gagnon, 52, Van Buren: violation of conditions of release, violation of protection order; assault.

Victoria Rioux, 24, Van Buren: aggravated criminal mischief, reckless conduct.

Staci Hutchings, 31, Houlton: theft with priors.

Anthony Hawkins, 25, Eagle Lake: trafficking in prison contraband.

Darrell Hanning, 25, Houlton: tampering with a victim (two counts).

Bud Nason, 45, Island Falls: operating after revocation (three priors.)

Jonas Bouchard, 32, Fort Kent: burglary and theft.

Alexis Bradbury, 21, Caribou: theft, violation of bail.

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