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Lewiston man accused of sexually assaulting young girl

61-year-old William Heiser is facing charges Monday night. (Somerset County Sheriff's Office)

LEWISTON (WGME) – A Lewiston man is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl for years.

Police say 61-year-old William Heiser is facing charges Monday night.

Officials say the victim, who is now 16 and living in Vermont, reported she had been sexually abused by Heiser from 2009-2012 in the town of Pittsfield.

Investigators say when they interviewed Heiser, he confessed to the alleged assaults.

Heiser is being held behind bars on $250,000 cash bail.

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