Registered Sex Offender Stalks Hartford Teen: Police

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    Hartford Police Department
    Jose Gonzalez, 56, is accused of stalking a Hartford teen on her way to school. Police said Gonzalez is a registered sex offender.

    Hartford police have arrested a registered sex offender accused of stalking a 16-year-old girl.

    According to police, 56-year-old Jose J. Gonzalez, of Collins Street in Hartford, reportedly approached the girl repeatedly while she was walking to school.

    The teen reported the incidents to police on March 14 and told officers Gonzalez tried to get her to enter his car and continued to confront her after she asked him to leave her alone, police said.

    Police said Gonzalez is a registered sex offender previously convicted of public indecency and risk of injury to a minor.

    He was arrested April 1 and charged with second-degree stalking and disorderly conduct in connection.

    Gonzalez is being held on a $75,000 bond.