A Sanford teen told police he was grossly sexually assaulted on a public trail after school on Tuesday.

The 13-year-old told police he was on the trail that runs from the skate park by the YMCA to Spartan Drive around 3:30 p.m,  when he encountered his assailants, according to Sanford Police.

Police did not release a description of the individuals who assaulted the teen.

A person is guilty of gross sexual assault if drugs or intoxicants are used on the victim, according to the Maine Criminal Code.

Sanford High School/YMCA Trail in Sanford
Sanford High School/YMCA Trail in Sanford (City of Sanford)
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"We are encouraging people using the trail system to be aware of their surroundings, walk in groups, and report any suspicious behavior to the police department at 207-324-3644 Ext 1," Sanford Police said in a statement.

Police said they would have an increased presence on the trail.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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