The sign at the Kennebec County jail in Augusta is pictured in this July 7, 2020, file photo. Credit: Michael Shepherd / BDN

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Police arrested the facilities manager for Kennebec County last week and charged him with three counts of gross sexual assault, according to a county official.

James Saucier was arrested Thursday following an investigation by the Augusta Police Department and the Kennebec County District Attorney’s Office, County Administrator Bob Devlin said on Tuesday.

The county placed Saucier of Belgrade on administrative leave when it learned of a complaint against him and while the authorities investigated it, Devlin said. Saucier remains on administrative leave, he said.

Devlin declined to comment further “given the seriousness of these charges,” he said.

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Callie Ferguson

Callie Ferguson is an investigative reporter for the Bangor Daily News. She writes about criminal justice, police and housing.