A registered sex offender has been arrested again – this time for allegedly taking photos of a young boy in a public bathroom in a Palmyra store, according to Maine State Police.

Troopers, members of the State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Newport police arrested Marc Alberi, 46, at his home at 404 Elm St. in Newport on Monday.

He is charged with possessing sexually explicit material of a child under the age of 12.

Investigators said Alberi used his cellphone camera to photograph an 11-year-old boy at a urinal at the Walmart in Palmyra on Sunday.

The boy reported the incident and with the assistance of the store’s security team. Alberi was identified and interviewed by troopers later in the day, police said.

His cellphone and laptop were seized and analyzed by the computer crimes unit, police said.

Alberi was arrested Monday and taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

Alberi was convicted of unlawful sexual contact in 1998 and sentenced to two years in jail, and has a total of eight sex-related convictions, police said. He is required to register with the Maine Sex Offender Registry for the rest of his life.


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