2 counts of criminal trespass Waterville Police
2 counts of assault Waterville Police
1 count of gross sexual assault Augusta Police
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Police case number: 07-WAT1142AR
Court Case Docket # CR07704
Status: In Progress
Augusta Police Department at 207-626-2370
Waterville Police Department at 207-680-4700.
Augusta DAs Office: 207-623-1156
Door To Door Salesmen Charged With Assault, Trespassing
Web Editor: Vivien Leigh, reporter
Police say the
Police say Street attacked the woman after she bough a
magazine subscription. Earlier that day, Street allegedly tried to kiss another
Police say Street is one of a group of door-to-door salesmen
who arrived in central
Police say there could be more victims in the area.
"They're approaching homeowners wanting to sell
magazines and one individual has become very aggressive and assaulted women,
one sexually. We believe that there might be other victims wither here in the
city or in the greater
If you have any information, you can contact the Augusta Police Department at 626-2370 or the Waterville Police Department at 680-4700.
'Magazine salesman' charged with assault
By AMY CALDER
He also was charged with assault in that city in connection
with an incident in which he reportedly pushed his way into a woman's house and
kissed or attempted to kiss her, according to
In one case, he was invited into a home on
"Ultimately, the resident's daughter arrived home and found out what was going on and threatened to call the Police Department if he didn't leave," Rumsey said. "At that point in time he did leave."
A similar incident then occurred on Silvermount, where, when a woman said she did not want to buy any magazines, a man became agitated and upset and refused to leave, according to Rumsey. When she threatened to call police, he left.
At another home on Silvermount, a man approached two females who were on the front porch and started talking with them and then hugged each of them without being asked, Rumsey said.
Police, including Rumsey,
responded to the areas where the complaints originated. Meanwhile, police
dispatcher Joel Waye recognized the situation and
description of the magazine seller as similar to information issued in a
Rumsey noted that the state and city require people who go door-to-door to obtain a permit. If anyone has a concern or suspicion about whether someone is permitted, police are more than happy to check, he said. He also cautioned people to not let strangers into their homes.
Amy Calder -- 861-9247
Jailed seller eyed in 2 cities
Already charged in
Lt. Keith Brann of the Augusta
Police Department's criminal investigation division said Street was charged
with assault after either kissing a woman or trying to kiss her after he pushed
his way into her
He also was charged with sexually assaulting a 33-year-old
Both incidents took place in the early part of the week.
Police say people who do door-to-door sales are required to obtain a permit.
If anyone has a concern or suspicion about whether someone is permitted, police ask residents to call their local police departments.
They also cautioned people to not let strangers into their homes.
Amy Calder -- 861-9247
Door-to-door salesman sentenced to 29 months for assaults
A prosecutor said the victims felt violated when 22-year-old
The victims wrote to the judge and one addressed the court yesterday just prior to Street's sentencing.
The offenses, all misdemeanors, occurred over a two-day
period last June in
Magazine salesman sentenced
By Kennebec Journal Staff report
AMAUGUSTA A door-to-door magazine salesman from
The victims of Brandon R. Street, 22, wrote to the judge, and one addressed the judge in Kennebec County Superior Court shortly before Street was sentenced to 29 months in prison for four assaults and two acts of criminal trespass that occurred in Augusta and Waterville over two days in late June 2007.
Justice John Nivison imposed consecutive sentences on all but one of the offenses, all misdemeanors.
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Judge slams door on vendor
By BETTY ADAMS
AUGUSTA -- A door-to-door magazine salesman from
Street was sentenced to 29 months in prison for his
conviction in four assaults and two acts of criminal trespass that occurred in
Justice John Nivison imposed consecutive sentences on all but one of the misdemeanor offenses, as requested by the state.
"Preying on unsuspecting individuals in their homes shakes the confidence of all individuals," Nivison said.
One set of victims said they acquired a security alarm and two dogs as a result of their encounter with Street.
"My life has been forever altered," said one woman who was assaulted by Street. "I relive that assault repeatedly."
She said she withdrew from friends and questioned her faith after the attack.
"I don't feel completely safe in my own home," the woman said. It is the policy of the newspaper not to identify victims of sex assaults.
According to a sentencing memorandum by assistant district attorney Paul Rucha, the woman said she was raped but had only a hazy memory of the event.
Court documents show that Street, 22, was picked up by
Three men from the same company,
Police summonsed Street on two counts of assault, and he was released.
Two days later, on
He was arrested that night and has been in the
"Each assault occurred in a home environment where a person should feel safe," Rucha said.
Kevin Sullivan, the attorney representing Street, noted Street had some mental problems and failed to recognize inappropriate behavior.
Sullivan asked that Street be sentenced to the eight months he has already served and be free to return home. That request was rejected.
Court records list Street's address as
He has an outstanding warrant from
Street said nothing and showed no reaction in court on Friday.
Betty Adams -- 621-5631