ROCKLAND, Maine — A judge set bail Friday at $10,000 cash for a 55-year-old Jefferson man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl over a six-year period.

Judge Susan Sparaco set the bail for Darrell Crosby during a hearing in Rockland District Court. He remained in jail Friday afternoon.

Crosby said he would be applying for a court-appointed attorney. He entered no plea because it was an initial appearance on felony charges of unlawful sexual contact and unlawful sexual touching.

His next court appearance is scheduled for June 25, although the Knox County grand jury is scheduled to meet next week.

Crosby is barred from having any contact with the victim or her immediate family and with anyone younger than 16 years old if he is freed on bail.

An affidavit filed by Knox County Sheriff’s Office Detective Justin Twitchell states that the department learned of the alleged assaults last month when the mother of the girl told police that her daughter had disclosed the assaults to her. The assaults occurred over a six-year period ending in 2011, according to the affidavit.

The girl told police the assaults began when she was 4 years old and occurred at a residence in Owls Head, according to the affidavit.

Crosby thus far has been charged with two counts from 2006.

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.