JACKSON, Maine — A local man has been arrested on charges that he repeatedly sexually assaulted a young girl under the age of 10, according to police.

Paul Andrews, 33, was arrested Tuesday evening at this home on Boslee Drive on a charge of gross sexual assault, Stephen McCausland, spokesman for Maine Department of Public Safety, said Thursday in a news release. Maine State Police made the arrest after consulting with prosecutors at the Waldo County District Attorney’s office. Detectives said the alleged assaults took place over a two year period.

Andrews is being held at the Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset on $50,000 bail after initially being taken to the Waldo County Jail, according to McCausland.

A news reporter in coastal Maine for more than 20 years, Bill Trotter writes about how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coastline help to shape the lives of coastal Maine residents and visitors....