BRIDGTON — A volunteer with the town’s fire and recreation departments was arrested Monday on charges of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual touching.

The charges against Charles M. Robbins, 43, of 260 Pond Road, stemmed from an incident that occurred in Bridgton in August, according to a press release from Bridgton Police Chief Kevin Schofield.

Robbins has been suspended from events and activities affiliated with the fire and recreation departments, said another press release from Georgiann Fleck, the town’s public information officer.

Recreation Director Thomas Tash said Robbins was the president of the department’s baseball and softball committee and had been the coach for many teams on which Robbins’ children played.

Fire Chief Glen Garland could not be reached this afternoon and no one else at the Town Office could say in what capacity Robbins volunteered with the fire department.

Police said an investigation is ongoing and ask that anyone with relevant information call the department’s investigator for the case, Brad Gaumont, at 647-8814.