Computer Tech Accused of Touching Teen to Appear in Court

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    Monroe Police arrested a cable technician on allegations that he inappropriately touched a teen during a service call.

    A technician who is accused of inappropriately touching an 18-year-old girl during an appointment to repair her Internet modem in Monroe is due in court today.

    The teen told police that Inpanh Thammavongsa, 58, of Meriden, a technician with Tri-Wire Service technician, massaged her back and repeatedly touch her during the appointment in Monroe just before 11 a.m. on June 19, according to police.

    Thammavongsa was working as a subcontractor for Charter Communications, according to police.

    "The person who came out from Tri-Wire arrived, and according to the victim, began massaging her and then repeatedly began to touch her inappropriately," Lt. Brian McCauley of the Monroe Police Department, said.

    The teen left the room, waited for Thammavongsa to finish his work and called the police to report what happened.

    "She was very afraid," McCauley said.

    Police found Thammavongsa, arrested him and brought him to police headquarters.

    He has been charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct and released after bond was posted. Thammavongsa is due in court on July 29.

    Charter Communications released the following statement in response to the incident:

    "Charter recognizes that it is a privilege to be allowed into our customer's homes and their safety is of the utmost importance. We require criminal background checks on all in-home contractors prior to performing any work for Charter. We are cooperating fully with the Monroe Police Department to aid in this investigation."

    Thammavongsa is expected to enter a plea when he appears in court.

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