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Police charge Grand Isle couple with victim tampering ahead of trial

MADAWASKA, Maine — Members of the local and county police arrested a Grand Isle couple Wednesday on charges of tampering with a victim, according a statement from Madawaska Police Chief Ross Dubois.

Police allege that Nora Keyes, 47, and Kerry Keyes, 53, made contact with the victim in a gross sexual assault case that is scheduled for trial later this month. The identities of the two were obtained by the St. John Valley Times through a Freedom of Access Act (FOAA) request to the Madawaska police.

The two are accused of attempting to influence the victim to withhold her testimony in the upcoming trial against Dave Conley, who was arrested in June 2016. The trial for Conley, who is out on bail, is scheduled to start on Nov. 13 at Caribou Superior Court.

Former Police Chief Carroll Theriault said at the time that Conley was accused of assaulting a female friend in June that year “by means of impairing her abilities with an intoxicant prior to engaging in a sexual act.”

Dubois declined to comment further Thursday on the case against the Keyes.

The Keyes were able to post $2,000 bail, each, on Wednesday and were released.  

The Keyes face a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000 for the Class B felony charge.

They have a Dec. 6 court date scheduled at Madawaska District Court.

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