A Searsport man has been arrested on a charge of sexual abuse of a minor involving a 15-year-old girl, an incident that police say dates back to January of 2013.

Joshua L. Sykes, 38, of Searsport, was arrested on the charge Thursday, Feb. 27, following Sykes' interview with Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye. LaHaye said he arrested Sykes immediately after the interview. While LaHaye did not say whether Sykes admitted to the crime during that discussion, LaHaye said the interview provided him with enough information to charge Sykes with the offense.

LaHaye said the matter came to the attention of police Feb. 11, after a person close to the alleged victim reported the incident.