Man arrested for sexually assaulting family member

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A 49-year-old man was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor in his family for several years, police say.

West Haven Police Detectives from the Special Victims Unit arrested Mark Kavanah, 49 of West Haven after learning that a 16-year-old female victim confided in her church pastor that she was sexually assaulted for years.

Police conducted a lengthy investigation into the matter and say that the victim was a member of Kavanah’s family. He was charged on multiple counts including sexual assault and disorderly conduct.

Kavanah was arraigned on Thursday in Milford Superior Court and posted $50,000 bond. He is due back on March 13th.

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