A registered sex offender has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenage girl as she was walking to her bus stop in Meriden in December 2011.
The then-16-year-old girl told police a stranger confronted her around 7 a.m. a few days before Christmas in 2011 and tried to restrain her.
She fought back, but he forced her into a vacant house on Springdale Avenue, assaulted her and threatened to kill her if she cried for help, police said.
Police said forensic science helped to identify Luis Concepcion, 42, as a suspect.
Concepcion was arrested on May 2 and charged with first-degree sexual assault and second-degree kidnapping.
He was sentenced on Tuesday.
According to the Connecticut sex offender registry, he was convicted on a first-degree sexual assault on Jan. 29, 1991. He was released from prison on Oct. 13, 2000 in that case.
Court records also state he was charged with third-degree sex assault in August 2012 for an incident in Meriden on May 14, 2012. He was convicted on Jan. 28, 2013 and sentenced to 18 months in jail.