An Augusta woman has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor.

According to a Feb. 22 release from the Augusta Police, Loni Ingalls, 36, was arrested on Feb. 19 at an apartment on 23 Drew St., by Det. Lori Tracy and other members of the police department after a two-week investigation.

Police said Ingalls was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual abuse of a minor, police added the unidentified victim in this case was under 15 years old. Police said Ingalls was taken to the Kennebec County Jail with no bail allowed.

"This investigation is another illustration of the hard work and dedication of all of the men and women who work for the Augusta Police Department," said Augusta Police Major Jared Mills. "It is believed that further perpetration of the victim would have continued if it weren’t for the coordinated effort by the officials involved in this investigation."