Attempted sexual assault of girl, boy

New London police booking photo of Denny Clayton, Sept. 1, 2014.

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — A New London man has been arrested after police say he tried to sexually assault a 9-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy.

Police say 37-year-old Clayton Denny restrained the girl Monday and tried to get her to perform a sex act on him. The child was able to escape and ran to her home. According to officials, the 15-year-old boy saw what happened and confronted Denny as he chased the girl to her home. That’s why police say Denny tried to sexually assault the teenage boy.

Denny is charged with first-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to minors and other crimes. He was detained on $250,000 bail and faced a judge in New London Superior Court Tuesday.

Court records show Denny has a criminal record including convictions for strangulation and assaulting a police officer.

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