Hartford man wanted for attempting to sexually assault child

Jose Santos Pedraza

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–  Hartford police need your help tracking down a man who tried to sexually assault a child.

Police say 64-year-old Jose Santos Pedraza lured a child under the age of 10 into his apartment and then once inside, tried to sexually assault him.

Pedraza fled immediately after the incident and his whereabouts are unknown.  He is described as a 5’9″ Hispanic male, weighing 195 lbs. with brown eyes.

Pedraza is also already a registered sex offender.

Once Pedraza is in custody he’s facing multiple charges of criminal attempt/ sex assault, risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct, along with a bond of $250,000.

If you have any information about Pedraza, you are urged to contact Hartford police at 860-757-4276.

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