April 21, 2018
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Evidence processed in sex assault case

By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff

PASSADUMKEAG, Maine — Evidence collected from the Pleasant Street home of a woman who was beaten and sexually assaulted last week is being examined by technicians at the state crime laboratory in Augusta, a Maine State Police spokesman said Thursday.

Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, urged anyone with information about the attack to call state police at 866-2121. All calls will be kept confidential.

“We have done a number of interviews, and detectives continue to work the case,” McCausland said Thursday.

The Pleasant Street resident reported that the man had forced his way into her home early a week ago Wednesday. A state police evidence team and several detectives went to her house to assist in the investigation.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln and transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor before she was released, McCausland said.

Police could provide no description of the assailant.

Passadumkeag is a community of about 440 people located 15 miles north of Old Town. Pleasant Street is about a mile long, off U.S. Route 2, near the Penobscot River.

Surrounded by several shorter roads and cul-de-sacs, Pleasant is the main road of the community, with a U.S. Postal Service branch office, church, town office and volunteer fire station along it.

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