Lincoln County Courts

Man gets jail time for Wiscasset case of sexual abuse of minor

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:30pm

Guido Anthony Hernandez, 28, of Augusta, was found guilty last month of one count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor and one count of Unlawful Sexual Touching. According to Lincoln County court records and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, he was sentenced to jail for 364 days on the first charge, all but 60 days suspended, and probation of five months. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail on the second charge,  all suspended, with one year probation.

A second charge of Sexual Abuse of a Minor was deferred in 2018.

The sentences were stayed until early November.

Social media played an important role in Hernandez’s capture, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office’s Lt. Michael Murphy. LCSO contacted Augusta Police Department, who placed Hernandez’s photo on the department’s Facebook page. They received information on his location and arrested him within hours.