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Fairfield Connecticut Man Accussed of Assaulting 13 Year Old - Contact Started at 5th Grade

A Fairfield man allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old female, police said. The suspect has already been arrested and arraigned on similar charges regarding an alleged incident that occurred in Shelton. The investigation began in June when Fairfield Police Department received information from the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit about a tip regarding a juvenile involved in an online chat game with the suspect, according to Fairfield Police Deputy Chief Christopher Lyddy. After a lengthy investigation detectives were able to determine which computer that the conversation occurred on.

Newtown Connecticut Man Accussed of Producing Child Pornography of 4 Year Old

According to an indictment that was unsealed in federal court, a 28-year-old Newtown, Connecticut man has been charged with sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl and maintaining films of the alleged abuse. David  B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut,  announced that a federal grand jury sitting in New Haven has returned an  indictment charging Edward F. Wilson with one count of production  of child pornography, one count of receipt and distribution of child  pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography. The  indictment was returned on Aug. 9, but ws only unsealed today during Wilson's arraignment before United States  Magistrate Judge Thomas P. Smith in Hartford. The indictment alleges that, in approximately 2011 and  2012, Wilson sexually abused a 4-year-old girl, filmed and photographed the  abuse, and maintained the videos and images on his home computer.

Personal Trainer Accused of Sexual Assaulting Clients in Fairfield

A Personal Trainer in Fairfield, Patrick Myers, is accused of sexually assaulting numerous clients some of which were under age. The following article was published in the Connecticut Post regarding gym managers covering up the assaults. Under Connecticut's mandated reporting law, the gym manager is responsible for reporting Patrick Myers actions to authorities immediately. Another arrest has been made in connection with the case of a personal trainer from Branford who has been charged with sexual assaulting clients in Fairfield. {He has worked as a trainer at Fitness Edge in Kings Highway Fairfield and other Fairfield Connecticut Gyms.} This time, a manager at one of the local gyms where Patrick Myers, 44, worked was charged with interfering with an officer for what police said was intentionally concealing information and misleading police during their investigation of Myers.

Do You Know Who is Coaching Your Child?

With the fall season of sports approaching, do you know who is coaching your children?  Coaches are given full access to children in a variety of situations.  The Jerry Sandusky case has created a heightened awareness; however, are you going to question your neighbor who is the elementary school soccer coach. The US Soccer Youth Soccer Association has the following on their blog in regards to coaches and background checks: "We believe all coaches involved in youth soccer should be subject to background checks and that coaching licenses be required as part of the risk management process.  We also believe that each coach should be issued a registration card, certifying that they have completed the risk management process and have attained the required coaching certification."   The below story was recently reported in regards to a High School Soccer Coach. A former Chariho High School assistant soccer coach has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

Boy Scouts of America Files Reveal Repeat Child Abuse

Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney found the following article interesting regarding the Boy Scout of America "perversion files" and the moving/relocating of child sexual predators. During our work with clergy sexual abuse, priests were often moved from parish to parish and continued to commit their heinous acts.  Much like the "perversion files", the church had secret archives detailing abuse.  The article below details what has been discovered at Boy Scouts of America. Internal documents from the Boy Scouts of America reveal more than 125 cases in which men suspected of molestation allegedly continued to abuse Scouts, despite a blacklist meant to protect boys from sexual predators. A Los Angeles Times review of more than 1,200 files from 1970 to 1991 found suspected abusers regularly remained in the organization after officials were first presented with sexual misconduct allegations.

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