A Maine man is facing charges in connection with an alleged aggravated sexual assault.

Where Did the Alleged Crime Take Place?

Michael Borges, 44, of Lewiston, Maine was arrested earlier this month for an alleged assault that was reported to have taken place in November of last year. He was in Lewiston at the time of his arrest but the crime allegedly took place in Nashua, New Hampshire. Lewiston Police said they had been working with New Hampshire authorities for several weeks leading up to this arrest.

What is Mr. Borges Charged With?

Lewiston Police report that Borges is charged with:

  • Aggravated felonious sexual assault
  • Interception and disclosure of telecommunication or oral communication prohibited

Officials say the second charge stems from his alleged recording of the incident without the victim's consent. No details about the victim have been released.

Where Can a Person Find Help If They've Been Sexually Abused?

If you or someone you care about is a victim of sexual assault, help is available 24/7 on the National Sexual Assault Helpline, 1-800-656-4673 or on a statewide sexual assault helpline - 1-800-871-7741.


The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault has issued its year-end report for 2023. According to that report, MECASA answered 3,581 calls, which is the largest number of helpline calls ever over a one-year period and provided 1,319 forensic interviews for more than 1,200 children suspected of being sexually abused.

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