April 06, 2020

Norway man sentenced on molestation charges

PARIS — A former Norway man who pleaded guilty to molesting young boys and raping a 12-year-old boy was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday.

Marc Alberi, 29, the former owner of a camp for boys, was sentenced at Oxford County Superior Court in South Paris. Justice Kirk Studstrup handed down a 12-year sentence, with all but five years suspended. Alberi also faces six years of probation when he gets out of prison.

Assistant District Attorney Joe O’Connor said the judge followed O’Connor’s recommendations for sentencing. Alberi’s lawyer had recommended all but one or two years suspended.

Victims and their parents spoke at the sentencing, as did Alberi, who accepted full responsibility for his actions and was very remorseful, O’Connor said. Alberi told the court that he had a sexual experience with a college student when he was 13 years old, and it was something he had never come to terms with, O’Connor said.

It is unlikely Alberi will get any treatment or counseling while in prison. “It’s unfortunate when a person appears very willing and wants treatment and there is nothing available for them,” O’Connor said.

Alberi pleaded guilty Friday to five counts of unlawful sexual contact, two counts of sexual assault, and one count of gross sexual assault.

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