AUGUSTA, Maine — An Augusta man who was imprisoned for more than three years on sexual assault charges has been released after his convictions were overturned.
The Kennebec Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1EEUhSo) 39-year-old Jonathan Carey was released Monday after a Superior Court justice threw out convictions of unlawful sexual contact and sexual touching.
She said Carey's attorneys inadequately represented him during his trial.
Carey was accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping 13-year-old and was sentenced to four years in prison. The District Attorney said Wednesday she is deciding whether to appeal and go forward with a new trial.
Carey has maintained he is innocent of the charges and refused to accept a plea bargain that would have sentenced him to 30 days in prison.
He's due back in court in October.
Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/