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Bucksport teen arrested on sexual assault charges

By Fran Gonzalez | Jun 12, 2019
Courtesy of: Waldo County Sheriff's Office Alex Burbank

Searsport — A teenager from Bucksport has been arrested on charges of sexual assault stemming from an incident that happened during Regional School Unit 20 spring vacation week in April.

Searsport Police Chief Richard LaHaye said Alex Burbank, 18, of Bucksport arrived at a slumber party involving several females from RSU 20, where an alleged incident took place.

Chris McCrillis, the school resource officer at RSU 20, learned of the incident that allegedly happened at a student's house during the latter part of vacation week (April 15-19).

Based on information gathered in an interview with Burbank, McCrillis arrested and charged him with Class A gross sexual assault.

LaHaye said the victim was younger than high school age, and added that Burbank "is now in the court system."

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