ROCKLAND, Maine — A 26-year-old Camden man remains at the Knox County Jail following his arrest Tuesday afternoon after being accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

Addam L. Sheets was charged with sexual abuse of a minor and unlawful sexual contact.

According to an affidavit filed by Camden police Detective Curt Andrick, the girl told police that the offense occurred March 15 while she was staying over at a relative’s house. Sheets is engaged to the girl’s relative.

The girl told police that she had turned to Sheets and her relative because she had experienced some emotional problems. On the evening of the assault, she stayed at their residence and Sheets came out of his bedroom. He at first fondled her and then allegedly sexually assaulted her in the living room, according to the affidavit.

Sheets was twice interviewed by police, according to the affidavit. In the first interview, he denied any wrongdoing but admitted he had bit the girl’s tongue once when she stuck it out at him. He ended up agreeing to give a DNA sample to police.

The state police crime laboratory found a match between his DNA and that of bodily fluids found on the girl’s underwear, according to the affidavit.

In the second interview, he again denied assaulting her but later admitted he had fondled her and claimed that his fluid may have resulted from him having had sex immediately before with his fiancee and then fondling the girl.

Judge Patricia Worth set bail at $2,500 cash during a hearing Wednesday in Rockland District Court.

To reach a sexual assault advocate, call the Statewide Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Line at 800-871-7741, TTY 888-458-5599. This free and confidential 24-hour service is accessible from anywhere in Maine. Calls are automatically routed to the closest sexual violence service provider.