An Ellsworth man faces felony charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a female relative.

Wayne Rameau, 37, was arrested June 11 on Class A charges of gross sexual assault in connection with the abuse, which allegedly happened many times over the course of about five years and in two different states.

More charges are pending.

The victim is 14 years old, police said.

There were four other children living in the home but there is no information so far that Rameau victimized any of the other children, police said.

The charges came after detectives received a referral from the Hancock County District Attorney's Office in regards to a sexual assault involving the 14-year-old female victim.

His bail is set at $100,000 cash.

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