Searsmont sex offender to serve six-plus years after probation revoked

Posted:  Monday, September 11, 2017 - 8:30pm

BELFAST — A Searsmont man had his probation fully revoked in Waldo County Superior Court Aug. 29, following multiple probation violations over the past several years.

Glenn Reed, 69, has a history of sexually motivated crimes, stretching back to 1983, when he was convicted of rape by the same court.

While Reed has successfully completed probation in the past, his later probation terms included restrictive conditions his earlier probation did not, according to court documents.

Reed violated these terms in a number of ways, including violations in the use of prescription medication, violation of internet access conditions, failure to refrain from possessing a dangerous weapon, and failure to undergo sex offender treatment.

Reed was arrested for another charge of unlawful sexual touching in 2017, also while under probation conditions.

An official affidavit in support of Reed’s probation revocation read in part: “Reed does not seem to be willing or able to stop victimizing people; furthermore, he is not even willing to admit the fact he is a danger. Based on his performance while on probation, it seems the only way to manage Reed and prevent him from victimizing more people will be a full revocation of this probation and long term incarceration.”

Reed, who was originally sentenced to eight years in prison with all but one year suspended for his 2012 conviction, will now serve six years, 10 months of his remaining sentence.

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