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Man accused of sexual assault, other charges in Connecticut

There's little wonder why Connecticut officials take all allegations of rape and sexual assault seriously, since they can be such traumatizing crimes for the victims who go through them. However, not every allegation of sexual assault is true. Even in cases where it proves that a sexual assault did take place, it could turn out that authorities initially accuse the wrong person of perpetrating the crime.

Recently, Connecticut authorities in Seymour accused a 31-year-old man of first-degree sexual assault, first-degree burglary, third-degree strangulation and several other crimes after an alleged home invasion. An emergency call made to 911 resulted in police responding to the scene of a first-floor apartment. There, they discovered a man and woman who had apparently been physically assaulted. The female also suffered a sexual assault in the attack, according to authorities.

Reports also indicate that at least one of the alleged victims knew the suspect who police eventually charged with the crimes. Officers with the Seymour Police Department tracked the suspect down not long after the incident occurred. They eventually booked him and he was unable to post the $500,000 bond amount that was set in his case.

A sexual assault case can be harrowing both for the victim and an accused individual if that person proves to be innocent of the charges. Each case must be decided upon its own unique evidence and facts, without any bias for the severity of the crimes that have been alleged. Only then can a fair and impartial decision be made, something that is guaranteed to each and every person accused of a crime.

Source: ctpost.com, "Seymour resident faces sex assault charges," Anne M. Amato, July 1, 2013