Dube withdraws guilty plea

6:43 PM, Dec 3, 2012   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- A woman, who was charged with sexually assaulting a seven year old boy, was scheduled to plead guilty today, but that did not happen.

Katie Dube appeared before a judge this afternoon and was scheduled to be sentenced to prison time. Deputy district attorney Michael Roberts said the state was asking for a 17 year sentence.

A couple of Dube's family members and Dube herself spoke before the judge. Dube said she was sorry and that she was taking responsibility and doing the right thing by pleading guilty.

However, when the judge offered a sentence of 21 to 24 years Dube decided withdraw her guilty plea and go to trial, which did not come as a surprise deputy district attorney Roberts.

"We'd had a heads up from the court just before we went in that he was concerned about the level of our plea recommendation. It's a very serious crime and it was difficult for the state and for the defense to really determine where this fit in with other similar cases," Roberts said.

Dube is in custody at the Penobscot County Jail. A trial date has not been set yet.


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