Police Arrest Man Accused in 2007 Sex Assault

Monday, Sep 9, 2013  |  Updated 2:55 PM EDT
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Police Arrest Man Accused in 2007 Sex Assault

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Police arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a child.

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Bridgeport police arrested an 84-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old child years earlier.

Joseph Livramento, who most recently lived in Cape Verde off the coast of Africa, was arrested on Thursday.

Bridgeport Detective Eric King learned that Livramento had returned to Connecticut and had a doctor’s appointment scheduled, police said.

Police arrested him when he showed up for the doctor’s appointment.

According to Bridgeport police, Livramento was wanted on a warrant issued in 2007 in connection with the sexual assault of a relative who was 12 years old at the time.

He was held on $350,000 bond.

Police said the Detective Warren Del Monte, who passed away in 2011, had secured the arrest warrant.

 “Warren was the consummate professional and he took his job personally,” said Capt. James Viadero, who heads the detective division.  “I know he would be happy that he could bring justice to this victim.”

The victim told police that Livramento assaulted her several times in Bridgeport and during trips to Cape Verde.

Livramento was charged with first-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

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