Bethel man accused of sexual assault
A Bethel man appeared Monday in Oxford County Superior Court on charges that he sexually assaulted, beat, terrorized and restrained a woman at his East Bethel home last month.
Brian M. Cronkite, 28, was arrested Friday by Oxford County Sheriff’s deputies on charges of gross sexual assault, aggravated assault, domestic assault, domestic terrorizing and criminal restraint.
On Monday, Cronkite’s bail was set at $10,000 cash or a Maine Pretrial Services contract. Conditions of his release include no contact with the woman and no alcohol.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 5.
Cronkite had not posted bail as of Wednesday morning, according to the Oxford County Jail.
According to court records, Cronkite has no prior criminal history in Maine.