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Annual Security Report

Annual Security Report for Calendar Year 2014

The information in this report is provided annually as part of the commitment of the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) to safety and security and is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (formerly the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990).  This report includes information for the Augusta campus, the Bangor campus, and the University College outreach centers.  In 2013, the Violence Against Women Act, required additional categories be tracked as part of the crime statistics.  The Additional VAWA categories can be located at the end of each campuses crime statistics.

The University is committed in its efforts to ensure that the campus remains safe and secure. To do so requires not just the efforts of the University Security department, but the cooperation and understanding of everyone at the University. We ask that everyone do their part to help protect yourself and others. Please carefully review this report and take notice of all the services available to you. Then make informed decisions in regards to your personal safety while here at the University of Maine at Augusta.

Questions concerning this document can be referred to Robert Marden, Assistant Director of Administrative Services, (207) 621-3103.

To obtain a paper copy of this report contact Robert Marden, Administrative Services, 46 University Drive, The University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta ME, 04330, or call (207) 621-3103.

View crime statistics for the Augusta Campus

View crime statistics for the Bangor Campus

UMA offers a wide variety of courses using distance education technologies.  UMA students using distance learning options attend classes at other University of Maine campuses as well as at the University College outreach centers (UCOC).  During calendar year 2007, the Centers were administered by the University of Maine System.  As of July 1, 2008, UMA and the Centers merged.  Policies and procedures for these locations as well as the annual crime statistics may be obtained from the following locations:

 

Information Gathering and Preparation of the Annual Security Report

The Office of Administrative Services compiles this report for all UMA locations.  This report includes policies and procedures, as well as crime statistics for the UMA Augusta Campus and Bangor Campus.  Policies and procedures for the University College Outreach Centers can be found by clicking on one of the web links listed above.

Once a year the President sends a letter to every current employee with a copy of the UMA Accident/Incident Report form.  This letter contains a brief description of the University’s responsibility under the Jeanne Clery Act.  It informs the employees of their responsibility to report any accident or incident using the enclosed form and that this report should be sent to the Office of Administrative Services.  The information gathered is included in the Annual Security Report as appropriate.

Once a year the staff in the Office of Administrative Services contacts the local police departments in Augusta, Bangor and of each Campus Center of the University College system in writing to request the required statistics under the Jeanne Clery Act.

Reports are forwarded to the Office of Administrative Services throughout the year. During the preparation of the Annual Security Report, Campus Security Authorities (see below) are contacted to ensure that all reports for the year have been received by the Office of Administrative Services.

A review of the statements, policies and procedures, and the programs described in the previous year’s Annual Security Report is completed annually by the appropriate departments.

Crime Log

The Office of Administrative Services Maintains a Daily Crime Log of all reported crimes.  This report includes the nature of the crime, date and time, general location, along with the status of the complaint.  Entries or updates are made within two business days.  This log is available at the Office of Administrative Services (Farmhouse) upon request.

Campus Security Authorities

The individuals responsible for receiving reports of criminal actions or other emergencies are:

All Locations

All Locations

  • Rebecca Wyke, President: Alumni Center, 621-3403
  • Joe Szakas, Vice President of Academic Affairs / Provost: 140F Jewett Hall, 621-3288
  • Kathleen Dexter, Dean of Students: 219 Randal Student Center, 621-3153
  • Sheri R. Stevens, Executive Director of Administration: 20C Farm House, 621-3110
  • Greg Fahy, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences: 150 Jewett Hall, 621-3255
  • Brenda McAleer, Dean, Professional Studies/Assoc. Provost: 140 Jewett Hall, 621-3483
  • Sheri Fraser, Dean of Enrollment Services: 223A Randall Student Center, 621-3390
  • Donald Osier, Director of Learning Support Services: 195J Jewett Hall, 621-3066
  • ***, Faculty Advisor of the Honors Program: 202B Katz Library, 621-3341
  • ***, Director of Student Life & Athletics: 101A Eastport Hall, 262-7815
  • Laura Rodas, Coordinator of Community Standards & Mediation: 219 Randal Student Center, 621-3226
  • Rob Marden, Assistant Director of Administrative Services: 20D Farm House, 621-3103
  • Sandra Lamoreau, Administrative Specialist: Farm House, 621-3193

Augusta

  • Mary Louis Davitt, UMA Law Association, 213 Lewiston Hall, 262 7974
  • Rod Myrick, Security Guard: Farm House, 621-3400
  • Richard Hatch, Security Guard: Farm House, 621-3400
  • Leo Lebranche, Administrative Assistant Specialist: Gannett Building, 621-3581
  • Rose Pelletier, Coordinator of Student Life: 204 Randall Student Technology Center, 621-3442
  • Rose Pelletier Augusta Campus Student Government Association 621-3442
  • Jennifer Laney, Staff Associate for Fitness and Athletics, Coach: Women’s Basketball: 175 Fitness Center-Augusta Civic Center, 621-3422
  • James Ford, Coach: Men’s Basketball: 204 Randall Student Technology Center, 621-3374
  • Tristan Starbird, Co-Ed Golf Coach: 204 Randall Student Technology Center, 621-3374
  • Student Nursing Association: 235 Randall Student Technology Center , 621 3236
  • Chelsea Ray, French Club: 116 Jewett Hall, 621-3487
  • Carey Clark, American Holistic Nurses Association: 234 Randall Student Technology Center, 621-3466

Bangor

  • Patrick Decker, Facilities Maintenance Manager: Acadia Hall, 262-7730
  • Robert Byram, Security Guard: 124A Bangor Hall, 262 -7777
  • Karla Glick, Security Guard: 124A Bangor Hall, 262 -7777
  • Nancy Foster, Student American Dental Hygienists Association: 262- 7875
  • Mary Louis Davitt, Law Society: 213 Lewiston Hall, 262 7974
  • Diane Boone, Business and Finance Club: 225 Belfast Hall, 262 7863

University College at Bath/Brunswick

  • Dennis Unger, Director: 12 Sewall Street, Orion Hall, Brunswick, ME, 442 -7730
  • Shelly Taylor, Student Services Coordinator: 12 Sewall Street, Orion Hall, Brunswick ME, 442 -7736

University College at Ellsworth

  • Lynne Witham, Director, 248 State Street, Suite 1, Ellsworth, ME, 667-3897
  • Ann Delaney, Student Services Coordinator: 248 State Street, Suite 1, Ellsworth, ME, 667-3897

University College at Norway/South Paris

  • Lisa Cooper, Director, 232 Main Street, South Paris, ME, 743-9322
  • Jim Bradley, Student Services Coordinator, 232 Main Street, South Paris, ME, 743-9322

University College at Saco

  • Dan Philbrick, Director, 4 Scamman St, Suite 18, 282-4111
  • Laurie Grant, Student Services Coordinator, 4 Scamman St, Suite 18, 282-4111

University College at Rumford

  • Lisa Cooper, Director, 13 Brown Street, Mexico, ME, 364-7882
  • Rosmond Hodge, Student Services Coordinator, 13 Brown Street, Mexico, ME, 364-7882

University College at Rockland

  • Deborah Meehan, Director: 91 Camden Street, Suite 402, Rockland, ME, 596-6906
  • Chip Curry, Student Services Coordinator, 91 Camden Street, Suite 402, Rockland, ME, 596-6906

All faculty advisers to student organizations and clubs are also considered Campus Security Authorities under the Jeanne Clery Act.

All Crimes and other emergencies must be reported to the Office of Administrative Services (621-3100 or 1-877-862-1234, extension 3100).

UMA does not have a procedure in place for crimes to be reported on a voluntary, confidential basis.

Access to UMA Facilities

The University of Maine at Augusta welcomes the opportunity to makes its facilities available to the University community, guests, and visitors during normal hours of operation.  Access at other times will be permitted when advance arrangements are made.  UMA does not maintain any campus residences.  UMA does not own or control any off-campus buildings or property.

Exterior doors are locked and secured after normal operating hours at all locations.  All campus buildings are routinely checked.

Keys to UMA facilities are distributed to University faculty and staff whose job responsibilities require that they have access during times when the buildings might not otherwise be open.  When no longer needed, keys must be returned.  Lost keys present a significant security problem.  In the event keys are lost, a report must be filed immediately with the Vice President for Administration for the Augusta campus, with the Director of Administrative Services for the Bangor campus, and with the appropriate UCOC Director.  Persons who find keys should promptly return them to the Office of Administrative Services on the Augusta campus, the Office of Administrative Services on the Bangor campus, or to the appropriate UCOC Director.

Security of UMA Facilities

UMA employs two security guards at the Augusta campus.  Their responsibilities include patrolling the campus, assisting with campus emergencies, handling security issues, providing an escort service, and securing campus buildings.

Emergency services can be reached at the Augusta campus by dialing “911” from campus phones.  On-campus courtesy phones are located in Jewett Hall, the Katz Library, the Randall Student Center and the UMA section of the Augusta Civic Center.  Emergency 911 stations are located throughout the Augusta campus.  When the button is pushed on a station, a blue light flashes at the top of the station and a call is automatically placed to the local 911 Dispatcher.  A prerecorded message indicating the location of the call is delivered and the person needing emergency assistance is able to speak directly to the Dispatcher.  Exterior lighting in parking lots and along walkways is routinely checked to ensure that all lights are in working order.

Bangor
UMA employs two security guards at the Bangor campus. Their responsibilities include patrolling the campus, assisting with campus emergencies, handling security issues, providing an escort service, and securing campus buildings.

At the University of Maine at Augusta – Bangor Campus, emergency services can be reached by dialing “911.”  On-campus courtesy phones are located in Eastport Hall, Belfast Hall, and the College Center.  Emergency 911 stations are located throughout the Bangor campus.  When the button is pushed on a station, a blue light flashes at the top of the station and a call is automatically placed to the local 911 dispatcher.  A prerecorded message indicating the location of the call is delivered and the person needing emergency assistance is able to speak directly to the dispatcher.  Exterior lighting in parking lots and along walkways is routinely checked to ensure that all lights are in working order.

University College Outreach Centers
Emergency services can be reached at each of the University College outreach centers by dialing “911.”  Exterior lighting in parking lots and along walkways is routinely checked to ensure that all lights are in working order.  The local police department at each location makes routine patrols through parking lots after dark.

Note: VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephones will not provide Enhanced 911 information (Name, location and phone number) if you dial 9-1-1 from many of our campus phones. Dialing 9-1-1 on a VoIP phone will connect you to an emergency dispatch center, but will not automatically relay the details of your location.  You will have to stay on the line to relay your location to the emergency dispatch.

Timely Reporting of Crime to the University Community

In an effort to protect the safety of University students, faculty, staff and visitors, UMA makes timely reports to the campus community of crimes and other emergencies considered to be a threat to the community.  The decision to take this action is made by the appropriate University administrator.  Notification occurs when a criminal action is reported that poses a potential threat and it is determined that such notification will aid in the prevention of similar occurrences.

The UMA Alerts system allows faculty, staff, and students to receive timely information regarding weather closures and any serious campus emergency via e-mail and/or cell phone text message. The UMA web site (www.uma.edu) posts notices of emergencies. Reports are also made using any or all of the following communication methods: verbal communication, radio and TV announcements, press releases, posted notices, class announcements, articles in newsletters, Electronic message board notifications and electronic mail.

Testing of the Emergency Notification and Timely Warning process.

The University of Maine at Augusta tests the Emergency Notification and Timely Warning process annually.  The test may be announced or unannounced.  The testing will be proceeded by a reminder to the campus community of the UMA Alerts system, Building Evacuation and Shelter In Place  procedures.  The Annual Crime Report may act as this reminder.

    • On Monday, Jan 6th, 2014 at 2pm, an unannounced test of the Emergency Notification and Timely warning systems was conducted.  The test was to determine the response time of the UMA Alerts system.  The test tracked through the following steps; Initial notification, Verification of the incident, Determining which campus to send the alert to,  Content of the message, Administration sending the UMA-Alert, and when the Alert was relayed via Text, Email, and electronic message boards.

This emergency notification requirement does not replace the timely warning requirement of the Clery Act. They differ in that the timely warning applies only to Clery-reportable crimes, while the emergency notification requirement addresses a wider range of threats (e.g. gas leaks, weather emergencies, contagious diseases, etc.).

Building Evacuation

“Evacuation” means leaving the location of the hazard. This may involve exiting a room or building, or leaving campus, depending on the nature of the emergency. Evacuation maps are posted in each campus room and supervisors are responsible for informing employees of the evacuation plan for the building. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the evacuation plan posted in each classroom.

In the event of an emergency, these procedures should be followed when evacuating the building.  Be aware of all the marked exits from your area and building.  An emergency evacuation plan showing the building floor plan and how to get out is posted in all occupied spaces.

  1. Remain calm.
  2. Close doors and windows in your area as you exit, if safe to do so.
  3. Assist those with special needs to areas of refuge (i.e. stairwell landings) and close the fire door. Ask for their name.
  4. Walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and advise others to do the same. Do not use the elevators.
  5. Proceed to the designated regrouping area.
  6. Report the name and location of individuals waiting for assistance to Fire/Police/Security officials.
  7. Do not reenter the building.
  8. Keep all walkways and roadways clear for emergency vehicles.

Augusta Regrouping Areas

BuildingRegrouping Area
Jewett HallBennett D. Katz Library Lobby
Bennett D. Katz LibraryJewett Hall Auditorium
Michael Klahr CenterJewett Hall Auditorium
Randall Student CenterBennett D. Katz Library Lobby
Fine Arts BuildingJewett Hall Auditorium
Arts BuildingJewett Hall Auditorium
Modular Bldg I and IIJewett Hall Auditorium
Mail RoomFarmhouse
Maine CITEFarmhouse
Alumni CenterFarmhouse
Robinson HallFarmhouse
Stoddard HouseFarmhouse
Augusta Civic CenterFarmhouse
Ceramics Studio (Pottery Shop)Farmhouse
Handley Hall (formerly Gannett Building)Rhines Hill Parking Lot

 

Bangor Regrouping Areas

BuildingRegrouping Area
Acadia HallCollege Center Lobby
College CenterEastport Hall Huskins Lounge
Eastport HallBelfast Hall Nottage Library
Belfast HallHall Huskins Lounge
Lewiston HallBelfast Hall Nottage Library
Lincoln HallCamden Hall
Bangor HallFitness Center
Camden HallFitness Center
Fitness CenterBelfast Hall Nottage Library

 

“Shelter in Place” means going to and remaining in a building, away from the threat. The Shelter in Place notification could be used in situations such as a Hazardous materials spill near or on Campus, or an active shooter on campus.

If directed to shelter in place:

  1. If outdoors, go inside and into a room.
  2. Close and lock the door (if possible).
  3. Close and lock all windows.
  4. Stay out of window and door openings.
  5. Turn off fans/air conditioners.
  6. Remain calm and quiet.
  7. Do not unlock doors or windows and do not exit, until directed by a public safety officer or university official.

Law Enforcement Authority and Inter-agency Relationships

The University of Maine at Augusta does not maintain a campus law enforcement office at any of its locations.  The UMA security guards do not have law enforcement authority.  The University maintains a working relationship with the public safety departments in communities where its campuses are located.  The appropriate University administrator reports criminal activity and campus emergencies to the local public safety department.  Campus personnel assist public safety officers who respond to emergencies on any campus and when officers are investigating crimes on or near any campus.

Reporting Procedures

All members of the University community are encouraged to report unsafe and/or potentially hazardous conditions.  Employees are reminded periodically that all accidents and incidents are to be reported to the administration immediately.  These reminders are delivered electronically through UMA’s Message of the Day.  An annual letter from the University President is delivered to all employees reminding them of their reporting responsibility.  A copy of the Accident/Incident Report form is an enclosure in the President’s letter.

The information found in the UMA Health and Safety Manual requires employees to report crimes and other emergencies.  This manual is reviewed and updated every year. This manual is found on the UMA web site and in the UMA Directory.  The UMA Student Handbook encourages students to report crimes and other emergency situations and provides reporting procedures for students.  General safety and security information is also found in the Student Handbook and the UMA Directory.

All new employees are informed of the Jeanne Clery Act and of their reporting responsibilities under the Act.  The Office of Administrative Services holds an annual training session for all student employees and their University supervisors.  This training covers reporting procedures and names and phone numbers for use to report an emergency or safety concern.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

The University of Maine at Augusta complies with all state and federal laws pertaining to both the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages and the possession and use of illegal drugs.  In compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act, the University publishes and distributes annually a booklet that informs all employees of UMA’s substance abuse policy, sanctions for violations of the policy, and state and federal alcohol and drug laws, offenses and sanctions.  Policies and procedures regarding Alcohol and Drug Abuse are available for students in the Student Handbook and can by following the link below.

UNIVERSITY POLICY ON ALCOHOL AND ILLEGAL DRUGS

University policy recognizes that substance abuse is a complex problem that is not easily resolved solely by personal effort and may require professional assistance and/or treatment. Accordingly, each campus and System-wide Services have designated an individual to assist employees and students who seek referral for assistance with a substance-abuse problem. Students, faculty, and staff members with substance-abuse problems are encouraged to take advantage of available diagnostic, referral, counseling, and prevention services. However, employees and students availing themselves of these services will not be granted special privileges and exemptions from standard personnel practices applicable to job performance requirements and from standard academic and student conduct requirements. The University will not excuse acts of misconduct committed by employees and students whose judgment is impaired due to substance abuse.
Alcoholic Beverages
The sale, possession, and use of alcohol on campuses of the University of Maine System must comply with the laws of the state of Maine and with local campus regulations and procedures. The acquisition, possession, transportation, and consumption of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age is prohibited by University policy.
Alcohol may be possessed or consumed on University property only by persons 21 years of age or older in their rooms or in appropriately licensed and/or approved campus facilities. Persons are expected to assume responsibility for their own behavior while drinking and must understand that being under the influence of alcohol in no way lessens their accountability to the University community.
Illegal Drugs 
The possession, use, manufacture, dispensing or distribution of illegal drugs (heroin, cocaine, marijuana, LSD, steroids, etc.) is prohibited at any time on University property and as part of any University activities. “Illegal drugs” does not mean the use of drugs under a valid prescription. Employees and students known to use, possess, manufacture, dispense, or distribute illegal drugs are liable to public law-enforcement actions and University disciplinary actions.
Sanctions 
Employees and students who violate the University’s policy will be subject to disciplinary action by the University. The severity of the imposed sanctions will be appropriate to the violation; possible sanctions include suspension, probation, dismissal, restitution, official censure or reprimand, referral for prosecution, participation in a rehabilitation program, and other actions the University deems appropriate.
Special Rules That Apply to Employees and Students Under The Drug Free Workplace Act 
In November of 1988, the United States Congress enacted the Anti-Drug Abuse Act which contains a section called the “Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.” This section requires organizations receiving federal grants and contracts to ensure that their workplaces are free from illegal use, possession, manufacture, dispensation, or distribution of controlled substances.
The law requires employers who receive federal funds to:

  • notify employees that drug abuse is prohibited in the workplace,
  • establish a drug-free awareness program,
  • require each employee to notify the University of any criminal drug conviction for violations occurring in the workplace, and
  • impose sanctions or remedial actions for convicted employees.

As a result of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, a court of law may suspend or terminate an individual’s eligibility for federal benefits, including student financial assistance, if that individual is convicted of certain drug offenses.
As a University employee, the Drug Free Workplace Act requires you to notify your supervisor (for example, Department Director or Principal Investigator) if you are convicted of any workplace-related criminal drug violation. You must notify your supervisor within five calendar days after the conviction. Failure to report a conviction may be grounds for dismissal.
The University must report in writing to the contracting or granting agency within 10 calendar days of receiving notice of the conviction.
Violations of the Drug Free Workplace Act can result in:

  • disciplinary action, including dismissal
  • suspension of payments under the grant
  • suspension or termination of the grant
  • suspension or debarment of the grantee

Maine has a medical marijuana law that permits medical use and possession of marijuana under certain circumstances.  However, permitting employees or students to use or possess marijuana for medical purposes on campus would violate the federal Drug Free Workplace Act.  Consequently, medical use or possession of marijuana on campus is prohibited.  Employees and students who are under the influence of medical marijuana are not exempt from normal conduct and job performance standards.

Sexual Assault Prevention Education

Educational efforts to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other forcible and non-forcible sex offenses include the following initiatives:

  1. Educational activities include informational displays and brochures, bulletin boards, and reporting information.
  2. Information for related community agencies are available in display racks and posted on bulletin boards.

The University prohibits the crimes of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking as defined by federal Clery regulations as follows:

Dating Violence
Dating violence is violence committed against a person by an individual who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with that person. Whether a dating relationship exists is determined based on the reporting party’s statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse. Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence
A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed—
(A) By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim;
(B) By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common;
(C) By a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with, the victim as a spouse or intimate partner;
(D) By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred, or
(E) By any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.

Sexual Assault
Sexual assault means an offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape.

Rape is the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.

Fondling is the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.

Incest is sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

Statutory rape is sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

Stalking
Stalking is engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to—
(A) Fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others; or
(B) Suffer substantial emotional distress.

Maine law defines the crimes of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking differently than the federal Clery regulations. The State of Maine definitions of these crimes and of consent are as follows:

Dating Violence
Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury or offensive physical contact to another person.

Domestic Violence
Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury or offensive physical contact to another person and the victim is a spouse or domestic partner or former spouse or former domestic partner, an individual presently or formerly living together as a spouse, a natural parent of the same child, adult household member related by consanguinity or affinity or minor children of a household member when the defendant is an adult household member and, individuals presently or formerly living together and individuals who are or were sexual partners. Holding oneself out to be a spouse is not necessary to constitute “living as spouses.” For purposes of this definition, “domestic partners” means 2 unmarried adults who are domiciled together under long-term arrangements that evidence a commitment to remain responsible indefinitely for each other’s welfare.

Sexual Assault
1. A person is guilty of gross sexual assault if that person engages in a sexual act with another person and:

A. The other person submits as a result of compulsion.
B. The other person, not the actor’s spouse, has not in fact attained the age of 14 years.
C. The other person, not the actor’s spouse, has not in fact attained 12 years of age.

2. A person is guilty of gross sexual assault if that person engages in a sexual act with another person and:

A. The actor has substantially impaired the other person’s power to appraise or control the other person’s sexual acts by furnishing, administering or employing drugs, intoxicants or other similar means.
B. The actor compels or induces the other person to engage in the sexual act by any threat.
C. The other person suffers from mental disability that is reasonably apparent or known to the actor, and which in fact renders the other person substantially incapable of appraising the nature of the contact involved or of understanding that the person has the right to deny or withdraw consent.
D. The other person is unconscious or otherwise physically incapable of resisting and has not consented to the sexual act.
E. The other person, not the actor’s spouse, is under official supervision as a probationer, a parolee, a sex offender on supervised release, a prisoner on supervised community confinement status or a juvenile on community reintegration status or is detained in a hospital, prison or other institution, and the actor has supervisory or disciplinary authority over the other person.
F. The other person, not the actor’s spouse, has not in fact attained the age of 18 years and is a student enrolled in a private or public elementary, secondary or special education school, facility or institution and the actor is a teacher, employee or other official having instructional, supervisory or disciplinary authority over the student.
G. The other person, not the actor’s spouse, has not attained the age of 18 years and is a resident in or attending a children’s home, child care facility, facility operated by a family child care provider, children’s residential care facility, drug treatment center, youth camp licensed under Title 22, section 2495 or similar school, facility or institution regularly providing care or services for children, and the actor is a teacher, employee or other person having instructional, supervisory or disciplinary authority over the other person.
H. The other person has not in fact attained the age of 18 years and the actor is a parent, stepparent, foster parent, guardian or other similar person responsible for the long-term care and welfare of that other person.
I. The actor is a psychiatrist, a psychologist or licensed as a social worker or purports to be a psychiatrist, a psychologist or licensed as a social worker to the other person and the other person, not the actor’s spouse, is a current patient or client of the actor.
J. The actor owns, operates or is an employee of an organization, program or residence that is operated, administered, licensed or funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and the other person, not the actor’s spouse, receives services from the organization, program or residence and the organization, program or residence recognizes the other person as a person with an intellectual disability or autism. It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this paragraph that the actor receives services for an intellectual disability or autism or is a person with an intellectual disability, as defined in Title 34-B, section 5001, subsection 3, or autism, as defined in Title 34-B, section 6002.
K. The actor owns, operates or is an employee of an organization, program or residence that is operated, administered, licensed or funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and the other person, not the actor’s spouse, receives services from the organization, program or residence and suffers from a mental disability that is reasonably apparent or known to the actor.
L. The actor is employed to provide care to a dependent person, who is not the actor’s spouse or domestic partner and who is unable to perform self-care because of advanced age or physical or mental disease, disorder or defect. For the purposes of this paragraph, “domestic partners” means 2 unmarried adults who are domiciled together under a long-term arrangement that evidences a commitment to remain responsible indefinitely for each other’s welfare.

Unlawful sexual touching. A person is guilty of unlawful sexual touching if the actor intentionally subjects another person to any sexual touching and:

A. The other person has not expressly or impliedly acquiesced in the sexual touching.
B. The other person is unconscious or otherwise physically incapable of resisting and has not consented to the sexual touching.
C. The other person, not the actor’s spouse, is in fact less than 14 years of age and the actor is at least 5 years older.
D. The other person suffers from a mental disability that is reasonably apparent or known to the actor that in fact renders the other person substantially incapable of appraising the nature of the touching involved or of understanding that the other person has the right to deny or withdraw consent.
E. The other person, not the actor’s spouse, is under official supervision as a probationer, a parolee, a sex offender on supervised release, a prisoner on supervised community confinement status or a juvenile on community reintegration status or is detained in a hospital, prison or other institution and the actor has supervisory or disciplinary authority over the other person.
F. The other person, not the actor’s spouse, is in fact less than 18 years of age and is a student enrolled in a private or public elementary, secondary or special education school, facility or institution and the actor is a teacher, employee or other official having instructional, supervisory or disciplinary authority over the student.
G. The other person is in fact less than 18 years of age and the actor is a parent, stepparent, foster parent, guardian or other similar person responsible for the long-term general care and welfare of that other person.
H. The other person submits as a result of compulsion.
I. The actor owns, operates or is an employee of an organization, program or residence that is operated, administered, licensed or funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and the other person, not the actor’s spouse, receives services from the organization, program or residence and the organization, program or residence recognizes that other person as a person with an intellectual disability or autism. It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this paragraph that the actor receives services for an intellectual disability or autism or is a person with an intellectual disability, as defined in Title 34-B, section 5001, subsection 3, or autism, as defined in Title 34-B, section 6002.
J. The other person, not the actor’s spouse, is in fact less than 18 years of age and is a student enrolled in a private or public elementary, secondary or special education school, facility or institution and the actor, who is at least 21 years of age, is a teacher, employee or other official in the school district, school union, educational unit, school, facility or institution in which the student is enrolled.
K. The actor is a psychiatrist, a psychologist or licensed as a social worker or purports to be a psychiatrist, a psychologist or licensed as a social worker to the other person and the other person, not the actor’s spouse, is a current patient or client of the actor.
L. The actor owns, operates or is an employee of an organization, program or residence that is operated, administered, licensed or funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and the other person, not the actor’s spouse, receives services from the organization, program or residence and suffers from a mental disability that is reasonably apparent or known to the actor.
M. The actor is employed to provide care to a dependent person, who is not the actor’s spouse or domestic partner and who is unable to perform self-care because of advanced age or physical or mental disease, disorder or defect. For the purposes of this paragraph, “domestic partners” means 2 unmarried adults who are domiciled together under a long-term arrangement that evidences a commitment to remain responsible indefinitely for each other’s welfare.

A person is guilty of sexual abuse of a minor if:

A. The person engages in a sexual act with another person, not the actor’s spouse, who is either 14 or 15 years of age and the actor is at least 5 years older than the other person.
A-1. The person violates paragraph A and the actor knows that the other person is related to the actor within the 2nd degree of consanguinity.
A-2. The person violates paragraph A and the actor is at least 10 years older than the other person.
C. The person is at least 21 years of age and engages in a sexual act with another person, not the actor’s spouse, who is either 16 or 17 years of age and is a student enrolled in a private or public elementary, secondary or special education school, facility or institution and the actor is a teacher, employee or other official in the school district, school union, educational unit, school, facility or institution in which the student is enrolled.
D. The person violates paragraph C and the actor knows that the student is related to the actor within the 2nd degree of consanguinity.
E. The person violates paragraph C and the actor is at least 10 years older than the student.

A person is guilty of incest if the person is at least 18 years of age and:
Engages in sexual intercourse with another person who the actor knows is related to the actor within the 2nd degree of consanguinity.
It is a defense to a prosecution under this section that, at the time the actor engaged in sexual intercourse with the other person, the actor was legally married to the other person.

Stalking: A person is guilty of stalking if:

A. The actor intentionally or knowingly engages in a course of conduct directed at or concerning a specific person that would cause a reasonable person:

(1) To suffer serious inconvenience or emotional distress;
(2) To fear bodily injury or to fear bodily injury to a close relation;
(3) To fear death or to fear the death of a close relation;
(4) To fear damage or destruction to or tampering with property; or
(5) To fear injury to or the death of an animal owned by or in the possession and control of that specific person.

Consent:  It is not consent to sexual activity if:

A. The injury inflicted or the injury threatened was such as to endanger life or to cause serious bodily injury;
B. The conduct and the injury are not reasonably foreseeable hazards of joint participation in a lawful athletic contest or competitive sport; or
C. The conduct and the injury are reasonably not foreseeable hazards of an occupation or profession or of medical or scientific experimentation conducted by recognized methods, and the persons subjected to such conduct or injury have not been made aware of the risks involved prior to giving consent.
D. It is given by a person who is declared by a statute or by a judicial decision to be legally incompetent to authorize the conduct charged to constitute the crime, and such incompetence is manifest or known to the actor;
E. It is given by a person who, by reason of intoxication, physical illness, mental illness or mental defect, including, but not limited to, dementia and other cognitive impairments, or youth, is manifestly unable, or known by the defendant to be unable, to make a reasonable judgment as to the nature or harmfulness of the conduct charged to constitute the crime; or
F. It is induced by force, duress or deception or undue influence.

Bystander Intervention
Bystander intervention means safe and positive options that may be carried out by an individual or individuals to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Bystander intervention includes recognizing situations of potential harm, understanding institutional structures and cultural conditions that facilitate violence, overcoming barriers to intervening, identifying safe and effective intervention options, and taking action to intervene.

Information on Risk Reduction
Risk reduction means options designed to decrease perpetration and bystander inaction, and to increase empowerment for victims in order to promote safety and to help individuals and communities address conditions that facilitate violence.

What to do if you are Sexually Assaulted or Experience Domestic Violence, Dating Violence or Stalking

• Get to a safe location. If you are a student and are unsure where to go or can think of nowhere that is safe at this time, please consider calling your local law enforcement at 911 and the University of Maine at Augusta’s Title IX officer at (207) 621-3110.
• Consider asking a trusted friend or relative to be with you for support.
• Seek medical care as soon as possible. You may need basic medical treatment for injuries, and you may have injuries of which you are unaware. You also may be at risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection, and women may be at risk for pregnancy. Trained staff at your campus Health Center or the local emergency room can speak with you about all of the medical options available and provide information about a sexual assault forensic examination.
• You may choose to file a report with the local law enforcement agency. Your report puts in place support systems that you may choose to use. The University will provide someone to assist you in filing a report with Law Enforcement if you wish.
• Preserve all evidence of the incident. If you choose to file a report with the police, it is important that you:
• Do not bathe, wash your hands, brush your teeth, drink, eat, or even use the restroom—all these things can destroy evidence that may be helpful in a criminal investigation; however, if you have done any of these things since the incident, evidence can still be collected;
• Do not clean or remove anything from the location where the incident occurred;
• Write down as much as you can recall about the incident and the people involved.
• Seek some form of emotional support. While taking care of your physical needs may be the first step in taking care of yourself, it is important not to neglect the emotions you may be experiencing as a result of the assault, violence or stalking. University counseling services have employees who are specially trained to assist students with recovery and healing.
• It is your choice to determine when and in what manner you recover from your trauma. Give yourself the time you need and know that it is never too late to get help.
• KNOW THAT WHAT HAPPENED WAS NOT YOUR FAULT AND YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

More information can be located at the following sites:

Title IX information

Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, and Stalking Related Information

Location of Sex Offenders Registry

In accordance with the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained at:

Maine State Police, Bureau of Identification
Sex Offender Registry
http://sor.informe.org/sor/

University of Maine at Augusta