According to the KJ, 58 year old James Saucier, of Belgrade, was arrested on Thursday by Augusta police.

He has been charged with three counts Gross Sexual Assault Class B.  The charges, which carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison, stem from the alleged assault of a 45 year old woman last spring.  The alleged sexual assaults were investigated by members of the  Augusta Police Department and the Kennebec County District Attorney’s Office.

Saucier turned himself in to the police station and bailed himself out from there, paying $1,000 cash bail. Bail conditions include that Saucier has no contact with the victim and no contact with any Kennebec County Correctional Facility inmates.

Saucier, who is a facilities manager for Kennebec County, has been put on leave from his job.

According to Kennebec County Administrator Robert Devlin,

James Saucier was put on administrative leave upon the complaint and during the investigation and remains on leave at this time.

There is no word on when Saucier is due back in court.

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