A former state police trooper accused of sexually assaulting an 81-year-old woman at a Windsor Locks Hotel will appear in court on Monday.
According to Windsor Locks police, Jeffrey LaPorto, 43, of Windsor, met the woman, who is not from Connecticut, at a bar at the Quality Inn hotel on Ella Grasso Turnpike/Route 7and went back to the victim’s room around midnight or 12:30 a.m. on Friday, June 6.
Windsor Locks police said the victim’s son called 911 around 2 a.m. to say his mother had been sexually assaulted.
Officers found the victim suffering from “extensive internal injuries” and brought her to an area hospital for treatment.
LaPorto, a Navy veteran who served during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, maintains his innocence and has no prior criminal record, his attorney said.
LaPorto and the woman went to the room with consent, according to the attorney.
Court documents are sealed for two weeks.
A Hartford Courant story published in 2000 listed Jeffrey LaPorto as a recent state police trooper graduate. State Police Union President Andy Matthews said a trooper by that name was terminated in January 2011 and the decision was upheld by an independent arbitrator in 2012.
When he learned of the arrest, Matthews described the alleged incident as “shocking,” and said, “That’s not how troopers conduct themselves.”
LaPorto was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of first-degree unlawful restraint. He has been ordered not contact the victim.