Sex Offender Is Run Over by Girlfriend After Abusing Girl: Cops

A woman ran over her boyfriend with a car after allegedly catching him trying to sexually assault a 12-year-old girl, authorities said.

Sheriff's deputies found James Oliver, 48, in a driveway suffering from a serious leg injury while responding to reports of a domestic disturbance at a home in Noblesboro, Maine, on Saturday night. Authorities say Oliver and his girlfriend, Linda Currier, 53, had earlier fought inside the dwelling. The altercation spilled outside where Currier allegedly hit Oliver, a convicted sex offender, with the car.

Image: Scene of crash in Noblesboro, Maine
A woman ran over her boyfriend with a car Saturday night in Noblesboro, Maine, after she walked in on him allegedly trying to sexually assault a 12-year-old girl, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. Lincoln County Sheriff

Authorities in Lincoln County say they arrested Currier for operating under the influence and aggravated assault. She was booked into Twin Bridges Regional Jail and later released on bail pending a court appearance.

An ambulance took Oliver to a local hospital and was arrested on Monday after being released. He has been charged with attempted gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual touching and failing to comply with the sex offender registration act for not updating his address. Oliver was transferred to a state prison on Tuesday where he was being held pending a court appearance.

Oliver was previously convicted of sexual abuse of a minor and rape, according to the Maine Sex Offender Registry.

The 12-year-old girl did not require medical attention, officials said.

Image: James Oliver
James Oliver Lincoln County Sheriff