NY man faces list of charges for allegedly harming wheelchair bound woman

ELLSWORTH, Maine (WABI) A man is accused of physically harming a woman in Ellsworth who he was supposed to be caring for.

Authorities say 62-year-old Michael Palmatier of New York was the wheelchair-bound woman's caretaker.

Police say the pair had been staying together in a rental unit at the Acadia Village Resort.

Palmatier is being held at the Hancock County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Charges against him include gross sexual assault, kidnapping, and aggravated assault.

Police say the crimes were committed during the past week while the pair was staying in Ellsworth.

The woman was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.