An Ogunquit man was being held Thursday night in the York County Jail in connection with a sexual assault that allegedly happened late last month in Arundel.

Gezler S. Heron, 22, allegedly assaulted a female acquaintance at a home in Arundel, said York County Sheriff William L. King Jr. in a news release. The woman told investigators that she was raped, beaten and choked during the assault, King said.

“After an investigation by York County Sheriff’s Office, the perpetrator was identified, and an arrest warrant was obtained for Gezler S. Heron, 22, of Ogunquit,” King said. Heron was arrested Wednesday evening.

Heron has been charged with gross sexual assault and aggravated assault and was held on $50,000 cash bail.

Heron is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. Friday in York County Superior Court.

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