Man sentenced to 6 years for sex with 13-year-old

A 31-year-old Maine man has been ordered to spend six years in prison for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Kenneth Ridlon Jr. of Avon was sentenced Friday in Androscoggin County Superior Court. Ridlon was arrested last year after school personnel reported the incident to police.

According to the Sun Journal of Lewiston, the victim’s mother told the judge that her daughter missed a lot of school and continues to have nightmares because of the incident.

Ridlon also was convicted a decade ago of a felony sex crime involving a 13-year-old girl.


Charges filed after crash damages pontoon boat

The Maine Warden Service says a 22-year-old man is facing charges after crashing his personal watercraft into a boat on a northern Maine lake, allegedly while under the influence of alcohol.

Wardens said Travis Toussaint of Eagle Lake struck a pontoon boat that was tied to a dock at a campground on Eagle Lake at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. He was hospitalized with a knee injury and a gash to his forehead.

Officials said excessive speed, alcohol and limited visibility were contributing factors in the crash. Toussaint was charged with operating a watercraft while under the influence and operating a watercraft between sunset and sunrise.


Two Massachusetts hikers rescued from near summit

New Hampshire officials say two hikers from Massachusetts were brought to safety after being stranded near the summit of Mount Washington.

The Fish and Game Department said officers were called around 9 p.m. Saturday to assist two hikers on the mountain’s auto road just before the start of heavy rains.

Officials said Corey Batsakis of Lowell and Alex Delvecchio of Billerica, both 23, called 911 to report they had made it to the auto road but were stranded without food, water, adequate clothing or a flashlight.