Migrant worker charged in Presque Isle attack

Posted Aug. 26, 2010, at 10:16 p.m.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A 25-year-old migrant worker remained in jail Thursday, more than a week after he was charged with a number of sex crimes related to an attack on a Presque Isle woman.

Presque Isle police Officer Kevin Reed said the attack happened at about 4 a.m. Aug. 15, at a home in the city.

According to Reed, Jorge Rios-Campos met a woman at a party during the night of Aug. 14. Rios-Campos is a U.S. citizen and was staying in Caribou while he was working in the area.

Reed said that the accused had been at a party with the 34-year-old sister of the victim. The sister brought Rios-Campos back to her parents’ home, where she and the victim also live.

Reed said he did not want to give out the age of the victim, and that she is “completely torn up” over what happened to her. He said she was not a juvenile, but is younger than her sister.

Rios-Campos stayed in the home into the early morning hours of Aug. 15. He allegedly attacked the victim in her bed while the older sister was asleep.

Rios-Campos then called a local taxi company and left the home, according to Reed.

After the attack, the victim went to her father’s camp in Portage and told him what happened. He contacted police.

Reed said that the victim and her sister were able to give a good description of Rios-Campos.

The cabdriver also was able to identify the 25-year-old, Reed said Thursday.

Rios-Campos was arrested and charged with criminal attempt of a gross sexual assault, which is a felony, and criminal restraint. He also was charged with unlawful sexual touching.

He was taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton, where he remains, unable to make bail.

He is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Aroostook County Superior Court in Caribou on Oct. 21.

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