Sexual assault report investigated Machiasport

Posted March 17, 2014, at 1:48 p.m.
Last modified March 17, 2014, at 3:48 p.m.

MACHIASPORT, Maine — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the report of a possible sexual assault in the small coastal community of Machiasport, authorities confirmed Monday.

Two men entered a home one morning last week and allegedly assaulted a woman who lived there, reported Lt. Travis Willey.

The victim was a woman in her 40s, according to Willey. The identities of the men were not known.

“It’s being investigated as a possible sexual assault,” Willey said Monday.

It was a “fairly brief” incident, and the men left the scene afterward, he said. The woman reported the alleged assault to emergency dispatchers.

The incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday of last week.

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.