Lowell man arrested for sexual assaulting teen


LOWELL, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Police arrested a Lowell man Wednesday in connection with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.

The arrest came after an investigation conducted by the Nashua Police's Youth Services Division. The investigation had been going on since late August. Police received a tip that the male, Patrick Potter, had sexually assaulted a 15-year-old. During the investigation, police learned that Potter allegedly solicited the girl several times online and in person for sex in June and then engaged in sexual relations with her in a home in South Nashua twice over the summer.

Potter, 23, was arrested on a warrant for felonious sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, both class B felonies. He has been charged with two counts of felonious sexual assault and nine counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Potter was held on $75,000 cash bail until his arraignment on Dec. 5.