East Haven man arrested in 2017 sexual assault case

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EAST HAVEN — An East Haven man was arrested today following an investigation into a sexual assault that occurred in 2017, the East Haven Police Department announced.

Widman Vicuna-Rodriguez, 49, of Englewood Drive, turned himself in to authorities this morning and was charged with sexual assault in the fourth degree and risk of injury to a child.

The investigation, led by Detective Monique Colbert, began in July when the Department of Children and Families referred a case to the East Haven Police after uncovering the assault during an unrelated investigation.

According to police, Vicuna-Rodriguez assaulted a family member at his home during a gathering while other family members were outside.

After securing an arrest warrant, police charged Vicuna-Rodriguez, who faced a judge this morning at the G.A. 23 court on Elm Street in New Haven.

He was held on a $75,000 bond.

The charges against Vicuna-Rodriguez include Sexual Assault in the Fourth Degree, as well as Risk of Injury to a Child.

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