A Waterville man is accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl in Waterville, leaving her with injuries that required treatment at a Portland hospital.

Brian Robert Buzzell II, 28, had an initial hearing on the charge of gross sexual assault on Friday in Augusta District Court via video from the Kennebec County jail. He was not asked to enter a plea to the charge.

Judge Patrick Ende agreed to Assistant District Attorney David Spencer’s request for bail to be set at $100,000 cash or $500,000 worth of property.

Attorney Stephen Bourget, who acted as attorney of the day for Buzzell, said that with the high bail amount, “He’s essentially being held without bail.”

Conditions of bail ban Buzzell from contact with the victim, the victim’s mother and any children under age 12.

According to an affidavit by Waterville Police Detective Alan Perkins, the offense occurred June 27 in Waterville, and the victim was 5.

The child’s mother took her to the Thayer Center for Health on North Street in Waterville, and doctors there said she needed to be taken to a Portland hospital, which is not identified in court records.

Buzzell initially told authorities that the child injured herself, but later he confessed to sexually assaulting her, Perkins wrote. Buzzell was arrested Thursday.

A status conference in the case is being held at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 in Kennebec County Superior Court in Augusta.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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