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Old Orchard Beach man charged in connection with assault of 2-year-old

On July 25, Sanford police responded to Southern Maine Health Care for a report of a 2-year-old with serious injuries, officials say.

SANFORD, Maine — The Sanford Police Department Patrol Division responded to Southern Maine Health Care regarding a report about a 2-year-old who was seriously injured on July 25.

According to a news release issued Wednesday by Lt. Matthew Gagné of the Sanford Police Department, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division pursued a further investigation after the initial investigation was held.

Following the continued investigation, detectives issued an arrest warrant for Joshua Ouellette, 24, of Old Orchard Beach for "Aggravated Assault (17-A 208.1.A) and Assault (17-A 207.1.B)," the release reports.

"Detectives attempted to locate Mr. Ouellette in Sanford and Old Orchard Beach and he was subsequently arrested by Old Orchard Beach Police Department on 08/01/2022," the release says. 

According to the release, Ouellette is being held at York County Jail with bail set at $10,000. 

The child is not related to Ouellette, the release reports.

No additional information has been released.

Credit: Courtesy of the Sanford Police Department
Joshua Ouellette, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, was charged with aggravated assault and assault on Aug. 1, 2022.

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