Jordan Berube

SACO — Police in Saco have arrested a suspect who is accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 14.

According to Saco Deputy Police Chief Jack Clements, on Oct. 9 authorities received a report of a person under the age of 14 being sexually assaulted in the city.

“Detectives from Saco Police Department Criminal Investigation Division responded to investigate,” Clements said.

During the course of the investigation, Jordan Berube of Saco, 22, was identified as a suspect in the case.

Clements said that an arrest warrant was issued for Berube on Oct. 15, charging him with two counts of gross sexual assault on a person under the age of 14.

Berube was taken into custody by Saco Police, booked on the charges and was remanded to the York County Jail where he is currently being held without bail.

Because of the serious nature of the investigation and to protect the confidentiality of the victim, Clements would not divulge further details about the alleged crime.

A person commits the crime of gross sexual assault in Maine by engaging in a sex act when the victim is under the age of 14.

Gross sexual assault against a child under the age of 14 is a Class A crime, punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. Under Maine’s sex offender registration law, many of those who are convicted of sex crimes against children are required to register as sex offenders.

Berube is scheduled to be arraigned in York County Superior Court at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 30.

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