October 20, 2017
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Biddeford man accused of sexually assaulting woman

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Updated:
Saco PD | BDN
Saco PD | BDN
Rafael Ocasio

SACO, Maine — A Biddeford man is facing a felony charge after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman early Friday, police said.

Rafael Ocasio, 25, is accused of gross sexual assault, a Class B felony, Saco Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland said.

Police were called to a Bradley Street apartment shortly after midnight for a disturbance complaint, Holland said.

When police arrived and questioned the 27-year-old female, she told officers Ocasio, an acquaintance of hers, had sexually assaulted her. After investigating, police arrested him.

Ocasio was unable to post $25,000 cash bail and brought to York County Jail, where he remained Friday afternoon, according to Holland.

Ocasio’s first court appearance is scheduled for June 6.

To reach a sexual assault advocate, call the Statewide Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Line at 800-871-7741, TTY 888-458-5599. This free and confidential 24-hour service is accessible from anywhere in Maine. Calls are automatically routed to the closest sexual violence service provider.

 


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