BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - An Eliot man is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on charges of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's house then assaulting and raping her.
Paul Olsen is scheduled to appear Friday in Biddeford District Court on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, burglary and rape.
Police say the 31-year-old Olsen broke into the house at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and attacked her while two young children were at home. Police said it appears Olsen is the children's father.
The Portland Press Herald reports that Olsen allegedly choked the woman until she lost consciousness, hit her, and raped her.
Chief Theodor Short says Olsen did not leave the house until 6 a.m. Wednesday. He was arrested at his grandmother's house in Waldoboro.
The woman was treated at a hospital.
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