Eliot man held on $100,000 bail for alleged sex assault

Posted Sept. 23, 2012, at 6 a.m.
Paul Olsen
Knoc County Jail
Paul Olsen

ELIOT, Maine — Eliot police confirmed a man charged with rape and attempted murder of his former girlfriend is being held on $100,000 cash bail following an arraignment earlier this week.

Paul Olsen, 31, was charged with attempted murder, burglary, gross sexual assault, and reckless conduct in connection to an act of reported rape and strangulation of a woman at her residence in Eliot this past week.

If Olsen makes bail, he faces numerous conditions of release including no contact with the victim or her children, no use or possession of drugs or alcohol or weapons, and he must submit to periodic searches of his person, vehicle and residence for alcohol, drugs and weapons.

Olsen was reportedly found with relatives in Warren, Maine, at the time of his arrest, by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. According to police, Olsen reportedly broke into his former girlfriend’s home at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night. The victim appeared to be kept against her will until Olsen left the residence at around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. She immediately called police following the incident.

Olsen allegedly raped, strangled, and physically assaulted the woman at her residence, where she lives with her two young children. The woman was transported by police to York Hospital where she is currently being treated. The children, who were not injured while Olsen was at the residence, have since been relocated to a safe location.

On April 12, 2010, Olsen was charged in Eliot with domestic violence assault involving the same victim. On April 21, he was charged with violating a restraining order. That restraining order had recently expired.

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