Police say the suspect Mijael Fabian used a social media messaging service to lure a 12 year old girl from Glastonbury. According to detectives, they sent inappropriate pictures to each other and when they met up, he allegedly sexually assaulted her.
A Hartford man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old Glastonbury girl he contacted though KIK.com is due in court today.
Police arrested Mijael Fabian, 24, after investigating allegations that he communicated with the girl via the phone messaging system that allowed him to remain anonymous.
He is accused of sharing pictures with the preteen, then meeting with her and having inappropriate sexual contact.
The arrest stems from an investigation launched in November. Detectives said the victim's mother called police after finding explicit photos on her daughter's cellphone.
Fabian was charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor, fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of enticing a minor into sexual activity.
Fabian was released on $150,000 bond and could not be reached for comment.
The cause caused concern in the community.
"It's really unsettling," said Glastonbury resident Jessica Orr, a mom. "It's pretty scary that it's a social media website. Parents want to think their kids are safe online."