It was during a pre-adoption interview with an investigator with the Department of Health and Human Services in Belfast, Maine that a 9-year-old reported being sexually abused by the foster father in the home. Larry Oxton turned himself in and has been charged with gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual touching. He is being held on $10,000 cash bail.

The child told investigators that he/she reported the thousands of assaults, which occurred after school in Larry’s bedroom, to Oxton’s wife, but to no avail. The DHHS is conducting its own investigation simultaneous to police investigations.