Second Suspect Charged in Sex Assault of Teen

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    Rafael Rodriguez was charged in connection with the sexual assault of a teen in West Haven.

    West Haven police have charged a second suspect in the sex assault of a teenage girl on Jan. 14.

    Police arrested Rafael Rodriguez, 19, of Bridgeport, on Wednesday night on an outstanding warrant.

    James Conners, 25, of West Haven, was previously charged.

    Police said Conners and Rodriguez are accused of giving a 14-year-old girl marijuana and alcohol, then assaulting her and posting photos on Facebook.
     
    Rodriguez was charged with sexual assault second degree, promoting a minor in obscene performances, illegal possession of child porn in the third degree and three charges or risk of injury to a minor.

    He was held overnight on a $250,000 bond.
     

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