FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – A Redding man is facing charges after a 14 year old girl accused him of groping her at a fireworks show. On July 2nd, the girl told police that she was inappropriately touched by a middle aged white man, during the fireworks show at Jennings Beach in Fairfield. The girl said the man walked up to her in a parking lot and said his name was “Hank.” The girl says the man touched her and then left. Another teen who was there managed to get a cell phone picture of the man.
Police say they used that picture to help track down Harry Metz, 54, of Redding. Metz turned himself in and has been charged with Sexual Assault in the 4th Degree and Risk of Injury to a Minor. Metz is due in court August 17th.