June 19, 2018
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Rockport man accused of sexually assaulting two children

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKPORT, Maine — A 53-year-old Rockport man is scheduled to make an initial court appearance later this month after being arrested, accused of sexually assaulting two young girls.

Mark W. Cayouette was arrested July 19 and later released from the Knox County Jail on $2,500 cash bail.

Two girls ages 9 and 10 told a relative that Cayouette would tickle them and then put his hands under their underwear and rub their private parts, according to an affidavit filed by Maine State Police Detective Jason Andrews.

Andrews interviewed Cayouette who admitted to the conduct, according to the affidavit. He said he only did that with them about a half dozen times and was relieved they had caught him, Andrews wrote. Cayouette was charged with two counts of unlawful sexual contact.

One of the incidents for which Cayouette was charged occurred in Rockport and the other in Appleton, according to the court complaint.

Bail conditions include Cayouette having no contact with anyone younger than 16 years old. He is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Aug. 27. He has hired attorney Rick Morse to defend him.

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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