China Man Makes First Court Appearance on Sexual Assault and Robbery Charges 

A man from China was in court Monday, on charges of gross sexual assault and robbery among others.33-year-old James Bickford is accused of breaking into a neighbor’s home and sexually assaulting her. When the judge asked Bickford if he understood the charges against him, he said ” I understand what they say, I disagree with them.”If convicted of the charges against him, he could face up to 70 years in jail. He’s being held at the Kennebec County Jail on $250,000 bail.He’s scheduled to be back in court in October.