A Ware man has been charged with the sexual assault of a minor following an alleged incident in Edgartown last Friday.

Jonathan Watson, 23, was arraigned Monday in Edgartown district court before the Hon. Benjamin Barnes on charges of indecent assault and battery on a person under the age of 14 and kidnapping. The arraignment was held via video conference.

Bail was set at $250, with further conditions of release to stay away from the alleged victim, remain at his mother’s home in Edgartown with curfew from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. and be placed under the supervision of a probation officer.

An assistant district attorney provided a summary of the facts of the case during the bail hearing and arraignment on Monday.

According to a recording of court proceedings obtained by the Gazette, Edgartown police were advised of the sexual assault of a minor on Friday night. The defendant is related to the victim, according to court records.

At the hearing on Monday, the assistant district attorney requested bail to be set at $10,000 due to the seriousness of the allegations and the age of the victim. Attorney Robert Moriarty, who represented Mr. Watson at the bail hearing, argued for a lower bail because of the limited financial means of the defendant.

Bail was set at $250 cash.

The victim’s mother has filed a restraining order against Mr. Watson in a different court, according to court records.

The case was continued to August 7 for a pretrial hearing.