Attempted sexual assault case involving girl, 6, in Glastonbury is dropped

Attempted sexual assault case involving girl, 6, in Glastonbury is dropped

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A Manchester Superior Court prosecutor has dropped charges that a man tried to sexually assault a 6-year-old girl in Glastonbury last June, court records show.

The man, John K. Vigil, now 25, who has listed an address on Madison Road in Glastonbury, had been charged with attempted fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child. He was free on $35,000 bond while the case was in court.

Charges that have been nolled, or dropped, can theoretically be revived within 13 months, but that rarely happens.

Prosecutor Mark A. Williams didn’t respond to an email seeking comment on why he dropped the charges, and an attempt to reach Vigil’s lawyer, Angel A. Lugo, for comment also was unsuccessful.

Glastonbury police Detective David Hoover wrote in an arrest warrant affidavit that the girl’s parents refused to consent to a forensic interview with her, a standard part of child sexual-assault investigations. He said “there was no participation with police” by the girl’s family, including a refusal by her mother to give a sworn statement.

Instead, the detective based his arrest warrant affidavit on what he called credible information obtained from the state Department of Children and Families investigation of the case.

— Alex Wood

source: https://www.journalinquirer.com/crime_and_courts/attempted-sexual-assault-case-involving-girl-6-in-glastonbury-is-dropped/article_eea8fb9c-882c-11ec-8dac-2bee96237d89.html