Katie Dube, 27-year-old scallywag from Bangor, Maine, who in October pleaded guilty has withdrew her guilty plea after the judge rejected an agreement that called for her to serve a maximum sentence of 17 years.
In May Dube was indicted for sex assault and exploitation of a seven-year-old boy, and she pleaded guilty in october to five counts of gross sexual assault and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
Dube, of Glenburn along with Terrence A. Pinkham, 27, of Bangor were arrested after law enforcement officials found child pornography on an electronic device. The victim is related to one of the adults but as incest is not mentioned in charges the victim propably is not related to Katie Dube. According to investigators, the whitemarish couple “created child porn” but did not distribute images over the Internet.
District Court Judge Bruce Jordan said that Katie Dube, should spend between 21 and 24 years behind bars for the sex crimes she has admitted committing. The agreement negotiated between Michael Roberts, deputy district attorney for Penobscot County, and defense attorney Hunter Tzovarras of Bangor called for Roberts to recommend Dube spend 17 years in prison in exchange for her guilty pleas.
Tzovarras on Monday urged the judge to sentence his client to between seven and 10 years in prison. Under Maine law, if a judge rejects a plea agreement, a defendant may withdraw a guilty plea and go to trial.
Dube did that and described a life of drugs and violence with Pinkham, who she said forced her to engage in sexual abuse of the child. In rejecting the plea agreement, Jordan said that Dube chose to resume a relationship with Pinkham, who has a history of drug abuse and domestic violence, when he was released from prison in early 2010 after five years in a stable relationship with another man.