BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Branford police are looking for a person who they say inappropriately touched a teen boy while he was fishing Sunday, June 14.
“He touched him on the way by, and we don’t like to get into the details,” said Branford Police Captain Geoffrey Morgan.
Officials say the 13-year-old was fishing at the Supply Pond on North Chestnut Street around 4 p.m., broad daylight, when he was inappropriately touched.
“The park is well used, there are a lot of people in here,” said Diana Perron. “That sort of thing, there’s usually so many people in here you would not think that there would be the way to do something secretive.”
He wasn’t fishing alone either. His grandparents were nearby, fishing as well. Branford Police Captain Geoffrey Morgan says they’re concerned that somebody who would inappropriately touch a 13-year-old boy in a park full of people and risk exposure is somebody they need to get off the streets.
Police describe the suspect as a 35- to 50-year-old, heavy, white man between 5’6″ and 6’0″ tall. They say he has brown eyes, red hair, and freckles on his face, forehead, and arms. He was wearing a black t-shirt with white writing, and gray shorts, according to authorities. They say he was last seen walking into the woods on the nature trail.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Branford police at (203) 481-4241.