Bath police arrest 'sexually violent predator'
Police on Monday arrested a Chelsea man listed as a sexually violent predator on charges of violation of probation and prohibited contact with a minor.
Bath police Detective Dave Beauregard arrested Jeffrey Pope, 32, at Maritime Apartments on Seafarer Lane. Bath Police Chief Michael Field said today that there is no evidence of a sex crime, but Pope was in the same apartment with children less than 16 years of age.
Beauregard, working on a tip, made the arrest at 2:12 p.m. He stated that Pope has been visiting a female friend at Maritime Apartments, and that she has two children under the age of 14.
“It’s clear from his probation conditions that he was not allowed to have contact with anyone under the age of 16,” Field said.
The Maine Sex Offender Registry lists Pope as a sexually violent predator, Field said, with convictions on charges of gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact and sexual abuse of a minor.
Pope is being held without bail at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.