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Former Direct Support Professional arrested on sexual assault charge

Mark Paster, 45, was arrested without incident while parked at Taco Bell in Sanford Thursday.
Credit: Sanford Police Department

SANFORD, Maine — A Sanford man was arrested on a sexual assault charge Thursday.

Mark Paster, 45, was arrested without incident while parked at Taco Bell in Sanford around 3 p.m. on a recently-issued warrant out of the York County Superior Court.  

His arrest ended a months-long investigation into his conduct surrounding an encounter in July. Paster, a former Direct Support Professional (DSP), is charged with one count of Gross Sexual Assault, a Class C felony offense.  

He was booked at the Sanford Police Department and released upon personal recognizance.

Credit: Sanford Police Department