Mark Halle, 32 of Waterville is accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman in Waterville earlier this month. Today (Feb. 17) the judge, in his case, set bail at $500,000. The state had requested that he be held without bail. The bail has a condition that Halle does not contact the victim or be near her residence.

Halle allegedly broke into the home of the 73-year old and beat her and sexually assaulted her. All at gunpoint. He is facing charges, including gross sexual assault.

The accused will be back in court in May.