Sexual Assault Suspect Had No Direct Connection to Frozen Yogurt Shop: Police

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    New Canaan Police
    Tony Smith is accused of fondling an employee of Red Mango in New Canaan.

    A man hired to work on computers at a frozen yogurt shop in New Canaan has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a female employee of the shop.

    Police responded to Red Mango, at 125 Elm Street, just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday for a disturbance complaint and found two men arguing outside.  They soon learned that it was over allegations that a man fondled one of his coworkers.

    Police said Tony Smith, 30, of North Salem, N.Y., had allegedly fondled the breasts of a female employee of the store.

    Police said he was an information technology person hired by an outside contractor to work on computers.

    Police originally said that Smith was a co-owner of the store, but later said he provided police with false information. They also said he was an information technology employee for Red Mango, but have since learned that he has no direct affiliation with the shop.

    Smith appeared to be intoxicated, police said, and the victim said Smith made several sexual comments to her before grabbing her.

    The other man involved in the disturbance was the victim’s father, who had gone to the Red Mango after his daughter told him what Smith did, police said.

    Smith was charged with sexual assault in the fourth degree and breach of peace in the second degree. 

    Smith did not post the $2,500 bond and was transported to Norwalk Superior Court. He is due in court today.

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