Man to Serve Year in Prison for Attack on Woman in Wilton

WILTON, Maine (WABI) - A man from Phillips will spend a year in prison for attacking and choking a woman he lived with.

43-year-old Joel Thompson was sentenced last month.

He pleaded guilty last fall to aggravated assault and domestic violence assault.

In exchange, a more serious charge of gross sexual assault was dropped.

Thompson was arrested in February of last year at a residence he and the woman shared in Wilton.

He was out on bail for another crime at the time of the attack.