Man Accused of Sexually Abusing a Girl for Years

The victim went to a pastor, who contacted police.

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014  |  Updated 9:54 AM EDT
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Man Accused of Sexually Abusing a Girl for Years

West Haven Police

Police have arrested Mark Kavanah, who is accused of sexually assaulting a girl for years.

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A 49-year-old West Haven man accused of sexually assaulting a girl for several years was arrested yesterday and is due in court today. 

Police said the victim, who is now 16 years old, confided in a church pastor who contacted West Haven police about the abuse allegations.

Police arrested Mark Kavanah on Wednesday after a lengthy investigation conducted by several agencies.

He has been charged with second-degree sexual assault, third-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor, threatening and disorderly conduct.  

Kavanah was released on a $50,000 bond and is due in court today.
 

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