July 1, 2013

Man from England charged with sexually assaulting Maine teen

By David Hench dhench@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

BANGOR — A man from England is in custody, his passport seized, after being charged with having sex with a 13-year-old Levant girl.

The father of the girl told Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Whitehouse that his daughter had been communicating online with Nicholas Cheese, 26, of Oxford, England, for about a year and that the man flew to Bangor last week and rented a hotel room there, police said.

Whitehouse and Bangor Detective Brent Beaulieu interviewed Cheese on Sunday at his hotel room and then charged him with gross sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a minor, police said.

Cheese was being held at the Penobscot County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail and is scheduled for a bail hearing at 1 p.m. Monday.

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