Ellsworth man indicted on visual aggression charge

ELLSWORTH — An Ellsworth man accused of exposing himself to a young boy in a restroom at the Mount Desert YMCA in Bar Harbor was among the 38 people indicted by a Hancock Count Grand Jury last week.

Nicolas Pike, 20, was indicted on one count of visual sexual aggression against a child and two counts of violating the conditions of his release.

Pike was arrested by Bar Harbor police in September following an interview at his home the day after three boys reportedly saw him lying naked on the floor of a public restroom. A YMCA employee saw Pike leave the facility and recognized him from a warning sent to the facility about his alleged inappropriate behavior at the Down East Family YMCA in Ellsworth.

In November, Pike was found by the court to be temporarily incompetent to stand trial and was placed in the custody of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services for 30 days, where it was hoped mental health services would lead to Pike better understanding the charges he faces.

At the time of his arrest, Pike was out on bail for a theft charge for allegedly shoplifting a pair of boy’s underwear from Walmart in Ellsworth. He also has been charged with sending nude photos of himself to a young boy in Canada.

A 35-year-old Trenton man is facing charges that he sexually molested a young child.

Alexander Barnhart was indicted on two counts of unlawful sexual contact, Class B and Class D.

Barnhart is accused of sexually touching a 5-and-1/2-year-old boy in May of 2014 and again in June 2015, Foster said.

Also among those indicted last week are Steven Bailey, 57, Mount Desert, criminal OUI, operating after suspension (OAS), operating without a license; Evan Connor, 27, Trenton, three counts assault, aggravated criminal trespass, driving to endanger; Roman Cook, 24, Swans Island, burglary, theft; William Hanscom, 42, Bar Harbor, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person; Amanda Kelley, Tremont, four counts theft; and Scott Kingsbury, two counts possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

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