CAMDEN — A 34-year-old Camden man who was arrested Sept. 15, accused of holding a woman against her will for more than a week and sexually assaulting her, will be held without bail until his next court appearance Nov. 18.

Judge John Martin agreed Sept. 17 to a request by Deputy District Attorney Christopher Fernald to hold Richard J. Ellis without bail on a pending motion to revoke his bail for a prior domestic assault case.

Ellis was arrested Sept. 15 and charged with Class A kidnapping, Class A gross sexual assault, Class B aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of criminal threatening and violating a condition of release.

According to Camden Police Detective Sgt. Curt Andrick, shortly before 7 a.m. Sept. 15, the Camden Police Department responded to a residence on Park Street for a report of a female in distress. Camden Police met with the woman and contacted an ambulance. The woman had two black eyes and multiple bruises on her face, according to an affidavit filed in court by Camden police.

An investigation was started by Detective Sergeant Andrick. From the investigation, it was found that the victim was held against her will in the Park Street residence for more than a week. During this time, the suspect took the victim’s cell phone, car keys and glasses away. The woman reported to police that every time she tried to get up, he would assault her.

During the incident, the victim was assaulted numerous times, according to police. During the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for the Park Street residence. An arrest warrant was obtained for Ellis.

At the Park Street residence, several officers of the Camden Police and Rockport Police Department assisted in securing the residence in anticipation of the search and arrest warrants.

NorthEast Mobile Health responded, treated and transported the victim to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

Ellis was arrested by Camden Police and brought to the Knox County Jail.

Ellis was free on bail for a domestic assault charge that police say occurred Feb. 24. The district attorney’s office filed the motion to revoke his bail on the earlier charge after his arrest on the new charges.

An affidavit filed by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at the time of that incident, reported that a witness saw Ellis strike a woman in the face while they were in a vehicle at a convenience store in Union. Police tracked down the vehicle and found a female passenger who was bleeding from the mouth.

The woman claimed she hit her face on the vehicle door. Ellis denied hitting the woman, but said he was mad at her for taking so long in the store.

Richard Ellis Knox County Jail