June 20, 2018
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Bath man accused of assault now faces gross sexual assault charge

Christopher Graffam
By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

BATH, Maine — A Bath man arrested in March for allegedly beating another man until he was unconscious has been indicted on two charges in connection with the case, including gross sexual assault.

Christopher Graffam, 30, was charged March 20 with Class B aggravated assault after police said he beat a 31-year-old Topsham man with his fists at an apartment on Washington Street. Rescue took the man to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick and then transferred him to Maine Medical Center in Portland with injuries that were not life-threatening, Bath Police Chief Michael Field said at the time.

Graffam posted $500 bail stemming from the original charge and was released.

On March 23, police again arrested Graffam and charged him with gross sexual assault, Bath police Lt. Bob Savary said Tuesday.

Savary said the victim was beaten so badly that he was unconscious after the attack and wasn’t able to tell police the extent of his injuries.

He since has been released from Maine Medical Center, Savary said.

Savary said further developments in the case resulted in the gross sexual assault charge, as well as aggravated criminal trespass — the latter charge for allegedly “bursting into the apartment uninvited and dragging [the alleged victim] down the stairs.”

Graffam remains at Two Bridges Regional Jail. The amount of his bail, if any, was unavailable Tuesday.

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