Richard Squires Credit: Knox County Jail

A Rockland man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy, according to police.

Richard Squires, 37, was charged with felony gross sexual assault, according to Rockland police Chief Chris Young.

Rockland police received information from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office regarding a 13-year-old boy who was allegedly sexually assaulted in Rockland by a 37-year-old man.

Through the course of their investigation, police found a number of text messages between the victim and Squires that were allegedly sexual in nature, according to a police affidavit.

Police arrested Squires on Saturday and he was taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland. On Tuesday afternoon, a Knox County judge set bail for Squires at $5,000 cash, according to court documents.

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.