Man charged with gross sexual assault on 13-year-old in Frankfort

Posted June 28, 2012, at 4:12 p.m.

FRANKFORT, Maine — A Massachusetts man was arrested and charged this week with gross sexual assault after allegedly forcing a 13-year-old girl into having oral sex with him.

Robert Allen Cawthron, 20, of North Billerica, Mass., also was charged with unlawful sexual touching.

Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that the alleged assault occurred on Sunday, June 24, in Frankfort.

The girl told her parents that she had gone to a friend’s house to sleep over. Cawthron was at the home, Trafton said, and that is where the alleged assault occurred.

Her parents immediately contacted police to report the crime, and Cawthron was arrested on Monday.

Trafton said no further details about the assault were available.

Cawthron was taken to Waldo County Jail, where he was booked on the charges. No further information was available Thursday from jail officials.

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