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Cape Elizabeth man arrested in child sex assault case out of Aroostook

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — A Cape Elizabeth man was arrested over the weekend and charged with gross sexual assault of a child under the age of 14 in a case being handled out of Aroostook County. 

Lawrence Ramaila Jr. 30, was taken into custody without incident in his hometown of Cape Elizabeth, according to state police.

Ramaila Jr. was charged with three counts of gross sexual assault of a child under the age of 14 and violating a protection order.

The case is being processed by Aroostook County District Attorney Todd Collins, Lt. Troy Gardner of the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit in Bangor said. Gardner said Ramaila Jr. was arrested in Cape Elizabeth and transported to the Aroostook County Jail.

Gardner declined to provide any additional information on the case.

According to the court complaint, on three different occasions Ramaila Jr. engaged in a sexual act with a child under the age of 14 in the central Aroostook area. The first incident took place around July 15, while subsequent offenses took place on Sept. 1 and Sept. 4.

Collins stated Monday that Ramaila was arrested on a warrant out of Aroostook County and was being held on $50,000 surety or $10,000 cash bond. He remained in the ACJ as of Monday morning.

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