Swanville man charged in abuse of 4-year-old girl

Posted Sept. 15, 2009, at 2:47 p.m.

SWANVILLE, Maine — A local man has been arrested on an unlawful sexual contact charge in a case involving a 4-year-old girl.

Scott Brian Ritter, 21, of Howard’s Trailer Park was arraigned on the charge Tuesday in 5th District Court in Belfast where bail was set at $10,000 cash or $75,000 real estate surety. Unable to make bail, Ritter was taken to Two Bridges Regional Correction Center in Wiscasset following his appearance.

According to an affidavit filed with the case by Waldo County Sheriff’s Detective Merl Reed, Ritter was arrested after admitting his actions during an interview conducted Friday, Sept. 11.

The case remains under investigation.