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State Trooper found guilty of molesting girl

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine state trooper who was assaulted in a courtroom on Thursday has been found guilty of molesting a juvenile girl.

A Lincoln County jury Friday found Gregory Vrooman guilty of four counts of Unlawful Sexual Contact, four counts of Unlawful Sexual Touching and four counts of assault. The district attorney says the victim was under the age of 14 when the contact began.

On Thursday, a relative of the victim attacked Vrooman inside the courtroom, punching him several times in the head before being wrestled to the ground by security officers. Vrooman was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was released, but the D.A. says Vrooman was excused from attending today's jury verdict.

The judge and jury and everyone else actually gathered in a courtroom in Bath for the verdict, because the Wiscasset court room was still being cleaned of blood after Thursday's attack.

Vrooman has been on unpaid leave from the state police since he was charged with the crimes. There's no comment from state police about his conviction.

He is still free on bail. No sentencing date has been set.


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