AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman appeared in court on Wednesday.
Police said 32-year-old Mark Halle of Waterville broke into the home of a 73-year old woman, beat her, and sexually assaulted her at gunpoint in early February. Halle faces a slew of charges, including gross sexual assault. Police say it does not appear that Halle knew the victim.
On Wednesday, the state requested that Halle be held without bail, but the request was vacated. The judge set bail at $500,000 with the condition that Halle not contact the victim or be near her residence.
Halle is due back in court in May.