Parents: Maine Shooting Spree Began After Daughter Reported Sex Assault

The parents of the woman allegedly kidnapped during a shooting rampage in northern Maine say the suspect was furious at their daughter for going to police after he sexually assaulted her days earlier.

The parents told The Associated Press on Tuesday that 35-year-old Anthony Lord had become obsessed with their 21-year-old daughter. They say he abducted her from her Bangor home and attacked her several days before the rampage.

The woman's parents said Lord became angry when he learned that she went to police and showed up Friday at their Benedicta home, where he's accused of shooting the woman's boyfriend and her mother. The boyfriend and a second man who was shot later died.

Necn has chosen not to identify the woman because she was the victim of a sexual assault.

Lord appeared in court Monday, and was ordered held on $100,000 bail. He is expected to return to court on Thursday.

He is facing murder, kidnapping and other charges. Court documents released Monday show that Lord admitted to police that he was responsible for all five shootings.

Police say Lord's criminal record includes convictions for domestic assault, criminal threatening and assault, police said. He's on the state's sex-offender registry after being convicted of unlawful sexual contact with someone under the age of 14.

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