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Maine Sex Offender Faces New Charges
01/17/2013 9:18 AM ET  

An Augusta man who spent almost 15 years in prison for gross sexual assault is facing new charges of possessing sexually explicit materials of young children.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Jeffrey Smith pleaded not guilty this week at his arraignment in Kennebec County Superior Court on a charge of possession of sexually explicit materials.

According to the indictment, Smith was in possession of material depicting a child under age 12 engaging in sexual conduct.

The Kennebec Journal reports the 46-year-old Smith was ordered held on $1,000 cash bail. He's also barred from using a computer and from accessing the Internet.

Smith was convicted in 1994 of gross sexual assault in Androscoggin County Superior Court.

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