BOWDOINHAM — A Phippsburg man has been arrested and charged with having unlawful sexual contact with a young girl from Bowdoinham.

Brett Strout, Chief Deputy for the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office, said in a press release that the 13-year-old girl contacted police on Sunday, alleging that she had been sexually abused in her home the previous night.

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Corporal Aaron Skolfield investigated her complaint and on Wednesday police arrested 19-year-old Cody Ayer of Heron Cove Road in Phippsburg.

Ayer was taken into custody at a home on Hill Road in West Bath.

Ayer has been charged with one count of unlawful sexual contact, a Class B felony, and is being held on $5,000 cash bail at the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. His court date has been set for March 12.