Portland man charged with gross sexual assault

Posted Sept. 23, 2013, at 12:13 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 24, 2013, at 10:08 p.m.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — A Portland man was arrested last Wednesday at the Scarborough Wal-Mart and charged with gross sexual assault.

Police said Monday that John R. Malloy, 52, assaulted a 26-year-old Portland woman on a dirt road off Mussey Road on Sept. 18.

Scarborough police Detective Don Blatchford said the two knew each other.

Malloy was arrested just after 10:30 p.m. He has since been released. No information on his bail or court date was immediately available.

The alleged incident remains under investigation, Blatchford said.

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.