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.

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.