BANGOR, Maine — A man wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in court on a gross sexual assault charge was arrested early Wednesday, police said.

Randy Ouellette, 29, of Hampden was indicted by the Penobscot County Grand Jury in February for a charge of gross sexual assault on a child, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday.

Ouellette had failed to show up for his court date and a warrant for his arrest had been issued, according to Edwards. The sergeant did not know when Ouellette was scheduled to appear before a judge.

Thanks to tips from the public, Brewer police were able to arrest Ouellette Wednesday morning, Edwards said. He is being held at the Penobscot County Jail.

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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