August 16, 2013

Wells man accused of groping undercover officer

By Scott Dolan
Staff Writer

KENNEBUNK — A Wells man accused of grabbing an undercover police officer through his clothing earlier this week in Kennebunk was arrested and charged with unlawful sexual contact, police announced Friday.

Dana Smail, 62, of 66 Little Creek Lane, Wells, had been talking to the undercover officer at the Roger’s Pond rest area on Aug. 13 when, at one point, he grabbed the officer’s groin area, police said in a release.

Police have been receiving information regarding lewd and suspicious activity taking place at the Roger’s Pond and York Street rest areas in Kennebunk, which led them to conduct the undercover operation.

Smail is scheduled to appear in Biddeford District Court on Oct. 9.

Police made a similar arrest two weeks ago during an undercover operation at a York Street rest area.

Dean Bushey, 67, of Ogunquit, was charged on Aug. 1 with unlawful sexual contact after he too was accused of grabbing an undercover officer through his clothing.

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Correction: This story was updated at 12:34 p.m., Aug. 16, 2013, to correctly identify Dean Bushey, 67, of Ogunquit. A previous version used an incorrect name furnished by the Kennebunk Police Department.

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