Orono man charged with sexual assault

ELLSWORTH — An Orono man has been charged with gross sexual assault after an investigation by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, according to a press release issued by Detective Franklin Jennings on Wednesday. 

On Tuesday, the Orono Police Department arrested Johan O. Halvorsen, 19, on the warrant obtained by the Sheriff’s Office.

Jennings said an Orland woman reported the alleged sexual assault on Nov. 10, 2020. The woman told police the sexual assault had occurred in Orland a year earlier, in 2019.

Halvorsen was being held at the Penobscot County Jail Wednesday morning but was expected to be transferred to the Hancock County Jail on Wednesday, according to corrections officials.

There is no word yet when Halvorsen will be arraigned.

Jennifer Osborn

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