An Acton man charged with breaking into an apartment and unlawfully sexually touching a 9-year-old boy is expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.

Keith Poole, 22, was arrested by York County Sheriff’s Office deputies shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday.

York County Sheriff-Elect Bill King said the boy was sleeping when a man entered the apartment, where the boy was staying with family members. The attack awakened the boy. King said the intruder left the apartment after a brief conversation, and then family members called the police.

King said Sgt. Kyle Kassa conducted the investigation and determined that Poole, a resident of another unit in the multi-family dwelling, was the alleged intruder.

Both unlawful sexual contact and burglary are Class B felonies; the maximum prison term upon conviction of a Class B crime is 10 years.

Poole is expected to make his first appearance at Springvale District Court today, via a video conference from York County Jail in Alfred, where he was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail Saturday.

— Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 324-4444 (local call in Sanford) or 282-1535, ext. 327 or [email protected]

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