Handyman Accused of Sexually Assualting Elderly Woman After Being Hired to Work on Her Home

By Ari Mason and Josh Chapin
|  Monday, Dec 2, 2013  |  Updated 6:54 PM EDT
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Handyman Sexually Assaults 83-Year-Old Woman: Police

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A Hamden man accused of sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman had been hired to work on her home in Milford, police said.

Chrystostome Kondjoua, 37, of Alstrum Street in Hamden, is charged with first-degree sexual assault in connection with the Oct. 11 incident. Police said the victim had hired Kondjoua to help clean out her attic.

Court documents show he sexually assulted her twice after she went upstairs to check on his progress: once in the second-floor bedroom and again on the couch downstairs. During the second encounter, Kondjoua asked the victim "if she wanted a baby," investigators said.

Several days later, Kondjoua showed up in the victim's backyard and told her he loved her and didn't mean to upset her, according to the documents. The victim didn't report the incident until two weeks after it occurred.

Kondjoua admitted to having sex with the victim but told police, "[she] pushed me to that" and denied that it happened more than once, according to the documents. Kondjoua told police he thought the victim was only 65 years old.

The victim’s identity and the location of her home have not been disclosed.

Kondjoua, originally of Cameroon, has been in Connecticut since 2010. He was arrested Nov. 29 and arraigned Monday.

He's being held on a $500,000 bond.

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