Man gets 65 years for sexually assaulting 10-year-old

Desmond James (Photo provided by Meriden Police Department.)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Waterbury man convicted of climbing through a window and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl at her Meriden home more than two years ago is headed to prison.

The New Haven Register reports that 25-year-old Jose Gonzalez was sentenced to 65 years behind bars after he was found guilty in December of charges of first-degree sexual assault, home invasion and risk of injury to a minor.

Police say Gonzalez entered the girl’s home on Oct. 15, 2014 and sexually assaulted her in her bed. Police identified Gonzalez using DNA evidence and the girl’s statements.

Related: Police: Man climbs through window, sexually assaults 10-year old girl

Gonzalez’s attorney says his client maintains his innocence and that the convictions will be appealed automatically.

The newspaper reported Gonzalez has previously been convicted of burglary, robbery and violation of probation.

___

Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s