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Maine AG: No Criminal Charges in Biddeford Sex Abuse Allegations

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says her office will not file criminal charges against a former Biddeford police officer or another city resident on the basis of sexual abuse allegations made by Matthew Lauzon.

Lauzon alleged that he was the victim of sexual abuse by the two men when he was a teenager. Mills says there is insufficient evidence to prove the elements of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case has led to loud protests by members of the public at several meetings in Biddeford. Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant says he had hoped for a lot more detail from the Attorney General "because I think the people are hungry for information. I know the council and myself are hungry for information because this has been so divisive for all of us over the last few months."

Lauzon's attorney says he still plans to pursue a civil suit.