West Haven police have arrested a 42-year-old local man accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.
Police began investigating Gary Gray on Sept. 9, 2012, when the girl’s mother reported that her daughter confided that she believed she had sex with a family friend, police said.
Forensic examinations and medical evaluations revealed that the child had injuries consistent with a sexual assault, police said.
When police interviewed Gray, he denied sexual contact with the students or her siblings, according to police.
During the interview, he talked about a previous arrest on sex assault charges and said, “Last time I admitted it, this time I’m not admitting it,’’ according to the arrest warrant application.
According to the arrest warrant application, Gray is accused of threatening the girl if she told anyone what happened.
Detectives discovered that Gray has previous arrests for accusations of sexual assault and risk of injury to a child.
New Haven police are also investigating Gary in connection with a sexual assault that might have taken place in the city, police said.
Gray was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child.
He was held on $100,000 bond.