BUCKSPORT — A Bucksport man has been charged with sexually abusing a young girl several times over a three-year period.

Authorities say 48-year-old Steve M. Kane has been charged with offenses including unlawful sexual contact, gross sexual assault, and sexual abuse of a minor.

According to court documents, there were 12 alleged assaults against the girl between April 2008 and March 2011. The girl was under age 14 most of that time.

The Bangor Daily News reports that Kane was indicted by the Hancock County grand jury last week and arrested by police. He was released on $50,000 bond and is prohibited from having any contact with people named in the cases as well as any children under age 16.