Bond Increased for Sex Assault Suspect

By Stephania Jimenez
|  Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012  |  Updated 2:23 PM EDT
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Bond Increased for Sex Assault Suspect

Kenneth Maestas, 42, is charged with sexually assaulting and beating a woman in Hartford.

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The man suspected of beating and raping a 47-year-old woman on Saturday night in Hartford was arraigned on Tuesday and is being held on $750,000.

Kenneth Maestas, 42, of Hartford, has been assigned a public defender.

He is a convicted felon who has been arrested at least 12 times in the past, including unlawful restraint charges, according to police.

Maestas was charged with sex assault with a firearm, strangulation, unlawful restraint and threatening in connection with this case.

Bond was originally set at $500,000 but was increased.

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