Hartford Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Avon Teen

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    Israel Gomez is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

    Avon police have arrested a 24-year-old Hartford man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl he met on Facebook.

    Police said Israel Gomez met the teen on Facebook in September 2012 and chatted with her online and on the phone. Police described the chats over a four-month span as “sexually explicit.”

    On Dec. 20, Gomez drove from Hartford to Avon, picked the girl up, drove her to a parking lot and allegedly sexually assaulted her, according to a news release from Avon police.

    On Friday, police charged him with second-degree sexual assault; risk of injury, impairing the morals of children; and use of a computer to entice a minor.

    Bond was set at $250,000 and he is due in court on Friday.

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