A Connecticut man was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and third-degree sexual assault after he was accused of being involved in an incident that happened in an apartment complex in Stamford.
According to reports, the 34-year-old woman was coming home and pulled into the apartment complex's parking garage around 12:30 in the morning. The woman told police that the 21-year-old man first tried to talk to her and then physically assaulted her when the door opened to the elevator. The woman allegedly pushed the man off of her, and he left the scene.
The police investigation found that a surveillance tape had recorded the incident and told reporters that the tape appeared to match the woman's account, allegedly showing the 21-year-old outside of the parking garage and then entering after the woman. The man also allegedly admitted that he was in the area and had taken part in the incident. He was being held in custody with bail set at $250,000.
It's important for defendants to remember that anything they say can be held against them if the case goes to trial, which means that it is crucial to have an attorney present during questioning to help protect your rights. Charges of sexual assault can have a permanent, negative impact on your employment opportunities and standing in the community, and presenting a defense is important. An attorney can go over the details of your case and help you understand what may happen if the case is brought to trial and what other options, like a plea bargain, you may have so that you can make an informed decision.
Source: Stamford Patch, "Police Charge Man With Sexual Assault in Stamford Apartment Complex," Barbara Heins, May. 04, 2015