Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

Prostitution investigation yields arrest, summonses

Posted:  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:00am
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Angel McCracken. Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

A Damariscotta resident has been arrested and charged with several counts of Engaging in Prostitution. Angel McCracken, 26, was arrested by Lincoln County sheriff’s detectives after a lengthy investigation. McCracken was later released on $1,000 unsecured bail.

The investigation began with a complaint received by Damariscotta Police Department in April and involved the extensive online investigation of ads placed on “Craig’s List” and “Back Page.”

Several Maine residents and one Massachusetts resident were all charged with Engaging A Prostitute. All of these men were summonsed with a court date of July 27 in Wiscasset District Court. Summonsed were Harrison Rossi, 19, of Milbridge, Alexander Paine, 28, of Camden, James Carville, 32, of Sabattus, William Waldron, 41, of Bowdoinham, Jason Macdonald, 37, of Bath, Daniel Ronco, 50, of Arundel, and Paul Shanley, 40, of Everett, Massachusetts.

All the charges are Class E misdemeanors. The investigation, assigned to Detective Scott Hayden, continues.

Damariscotta,  Milbridge, South Portland, and  Everett (Massachusetts) police departments assisted in this case.