New Britain man allegedly sexually assaulted child in Vernon

VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Britain man sexually assaulted a child when the victim was around 11- and 12-years old, police say.

Officials say 30-year-old Heriberto Gomez assaulted the child at a Vernon home. He was arrested at Rockville Superior Court Tuesday, but was already in the custody of the Department of Corrections for other charges.

Gomez is charged with 10 counts of first-degree sexual assault and 10 counts of illegal sexual contact with a victim under age 16. He was arraigned in court Tuesday morning and his bond was set at $100,000.

According to Vernon police, Gomez is a convicted felon and currently has several other charges pending.

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