WATERVILLE — A registered sex offender was arrested early Sunday morning after alleged sexual misconduct with a child, police said.

Steven Bragdon, 31, of Vassalboro, was arrested at 1:31 a.m. after a parent called police. He was charged with sexual misconduct with a child less than 14 years old, a class D misdemeanor; and prohibited contact with a minor, a class E misdemeanor. He was also being held for violating probation.

Bragdon allegedly was electronically contacting a 12-year-old, who lives in Waterville, and having inappropriate conversations over several weeks. Waterville police Deputy Chief Bill Bonney said the alleged contact could be considered “grooming-type contact.” Bonney said Bragdon was an acquaintance of the child and the parents.

Bragdon also allegedly sent an explicit photo to the child over social media, Bonney said.

Bragdon, who is a registered sex offender, has been convicted for possessing sexually explicit material depicting a child under the age of 12 and was on probation for that charge, with the condition that he was not allowed to contact minors.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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