NORWAY — A local man was in a Wiscasset jail Friday night, four days after being charged with assaulting and restraining his teenage girlfriend at his house, and preventing her from calling for help, according to law enforcement officials.

It’s the second time in two months that Damian Dunn, 22, of 14 Beal St. has been accused of assaulting a teenager and obstructing a report of a crime, according to Oxford Police Officer Zane Loper.

According to Loper’s affidavit, he received a call from a guidance counselor at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in Paris that a 17-year-old girl had been assaulted by her boyfriend, identified as Dunn. The teen and Dunn had been arguing all day Sunday, April 29, and around 1 a.m. Monday she told him she wanted to leave his house.

“Dunn told her she could not leave and actively restrained her by pushing her onto the bed,” Loper wrote. “He wrapped himself around her and was laying on top of her.” The girl repeatedly tried to leave and Dunn “pushed her so hard she couldn’t breathe” and “would hit and push her, which left bruises.”

Dunn also took her cellphone so she “couldn’t call anyone,” and her debit card. Eventually, she was able to leave and go to a friend’s house, Loper wrote.

The officer wrote that he saw “bruises on her arms.”

Dunn told Loper he had done nothing wrong, according to Loper.

Dunn was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence assault, domestic violence criminal threatening, criminal restraint, obstructing report of a crime and violating conditions of release. Bail was set at $10,000 cash with conditions that he not use or possess illegal drugs or alcohol, be subject to random search and testing, and have no contact with the girl.

He was being held at Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset on Friday evening, an Oxford County Jail corrections officer said.

Dunn’s criminal record includes violating protection from abuse orders, assault, domestic violence assault and obstructing the report of crimes, Loper said.

In March, Dunn was charged with felony assault on a 15-year-old boy and obstructing the report of a crime, according to Norway Police Officer Stephen Cronce. Dunn strangled him for about 30 seconds pulled the boy to the ground, “crushing his head to the pavement with his knee,” according Cronce’s affidavit.

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Damian Dunn (Photo courtesy of Oxford County Jail)


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