Maine man accused of sexually assaulting victim since 2006

Thomas Shell (Knox County Jail)

HOPE (WGME) -- A Hope man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with two counts of gross sexual assault.

Police say 63-year-old Thomas Shell was arrested after an investigation that began in August.

Police say the arrest came after allegations of misconduct stemming back to 2006 when the victim was under the age of 12.

Police say the abuse has been going on since then.

Shell is being held at the Knox County Jail.

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