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March 18, 2014

Anderson lewdness trial moves forward

Judge denies request to dismiss case


The judge disagreed in her ruling, handed down Friday.

“The court finds John cannot invite someone into his home, an otherwise stranger, and then seek the protection of the privacy argument by stating the conduct must be public in order to be criminal,” Sadler wrote.

Neither Wilson nor Rosenberg had been notified of the ruling as of yesterday afternoon.

“I am pleased the court ruled in our favor, but unable to comment further until I review the judge’s order,” Wilson said.

Rosenberg also said he couldn’t comment on specifics of the ruling until he received the decision. He did say he was prepared to defend his client.

“We look forward to a trial in the case,” Rosenberg said.

The two attorneys are scheduled to meet with Sadler on April 11 to discuss Anderson’s trial.

Anderson has been free on $2,000 personal recognizance and refuses to comment on the allegations against him. He had been town administrator since October 2010 and earned $124,962 in his final year.

Anderson received more than $40,000 in severance pay from the town and had been on paid leave for five weeks until he was placed on unpaid leave Aug. 20. He was previously town administrator in Boothbay, Maine, for 10 years.

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