AUGUSTA — An Oakland man was arrested early Monday on a warrant issued after he was indicted on a charge of gross sexual assault against a child under 18.

Joshua Adams Smith, 42, was held in lieu of $1,000 cash bail and is expected to be arraigned on the charge Monday afternoon at the Capital Judicial Center via video link from the Kennebec County jail.

According to the indictment, which was handed up by a grand jury on Friday, the offense occurred April 5, 2016, in Oakland.

A conviction on the Class B charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Conditions of bail for Smith prohibit him from contact with girls under 18.

An indictment is not a determination of guilt, but it indicates that there is enough evidence to proceed with formal charges and a trial.

In a separate case, Allison Marie Knowles, 35, of Gardiner, was arrested late Friday on an indictment charging her with two counts of forgery, indicating she altered a number of checks, and one count each of theft by unauthorized taking and operating after revocation. The offenses occurred May 2-14, 2016, in China and Augusta.

She was held in lieu of $500 bail and also was to be arraigned Monday at the Capital Judicial Center via video link from the jail.

Court records indicate she is represented by attorney Stephen Bourget.

The indictments were handed up on Friday and sealed until the arrests occurred.

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