Vernon police have arrested two people following separate sexual assault investigations.
Twenty-seven-year-old Jessica Wine of Rau St. in Vernon was arrested in connection to an investigation into her husband, Daniel Wine, who was previously arrested.
Police say the investigation began in the spring of 2013 when police received reports that Daniel was allegedly sexually assaulting minor children during sleepovers at his home. Police believe Jessica also had sexual contact with one of these children. The alleged assaults occurred when the victim was between the ages of 7-12 years old.
Jessica is charged with conspiracy to commit fourth-degree sex assault, conspiracy to commit illegal sexual contact with a minor, conspiracy for first-degree sex assault, fourth-degree sex assault and risk of injury to a minor. She was arrested Wednesday and presented to a judge Thursday in Rockville Superior Court, according to police.
In an unrelated case, 37-year-old JeanPaul Porlier of Eastview Drive in Vernon was arrested Thursday as a result of an investigation that began in April 2014.
Police say they received a report of a possible sexual assault involving a 13-year-old female. Working with the Department of Children and Families, police determined that Porlier allegedly inappropriately touched the victim.
Porlier is charged with fourth-degree sex assault and risk of injury to a minor. He was presented in Rockville Superior Court Thursday.