Bridgeport man arrested on sexual assault charges

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BRIDGEPORT — Police arrested a local man Tuesday on multiple charges of sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

Efren Zavala Martinez faces three counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and three counts of risk of injury impairing the morals of a minor, according to the Bridgeport Police Department.

Authorities set Martinez’s bond at $100,000.

Police Chief Roderick Porter praised the work of the department’s detective and patrol divisions in investigating the case.

“This arrest highlights the hard work and commitment of our officers in protecting our community and bringing perpetrators to justice,” Porter said.

The police department urges anyone with information related to the case to come forward.

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