Stockton Springs man accused of sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl

Posted April 03, 2012, at 5:03 p.m.

STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — A local man accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl on several occasions over the last year was arrested Monday by investigators from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

Colan Ginn, 35, is being held at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset with his bail set at $25,000 cash or $250,000 surety.

According to Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton, police spoke with Ginn after receiving a referral from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

He “lawyered up,” Trafton said, and refused to talk to police about the allegations that he had sexually assaulted a relative.

The teenager told police that the assaults had happened several times over the last year but couldn’t remember the specific dates they had occurred.

Ginn has been charged with three counts of gross sexual assault, a Class A charge, and three counts of unlawful sexual contact, a Class C charge.

Class A felonies are punishable by up to 40 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.