BETHEL — Police say a registered sex offender living in Bethel has been charged with sexually abusing a teenager.

Rumford Detective Sgt. James Bernard says 27-year-old Christopher Lee Sheldon was charged Thursday with two felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

Sheldon was held overnight and is expected to be arraigned today.

Bernard tells the Sun Journal that on New Year’s Day police received a complaint from a 16-year-old girl who told them she had been involved in a sexual relationship with Sheldon starting when she was 15.

According to the Maine Sex Offender Registry, Sheldon was convicted in 2005 of unlawful sexual contact in Androscoggin County Superior Court. He is required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.


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