A 29-year-old Waterbury man was arrested in Farmington on Monday and charged with sexual assault after a patrol officer found him in a van with a 13-year-old girl he’d met online, police said.
An officer patrolling the residential area of Litchfield Road and Birch Street around 5 a.m. on Monday spotted a van parked with no lights on and went to investigate.
Inside the van, police found Christopher Cantley, 29, of Highland Avenue in Waterbury and a 13-year-old girl, police said.
The two had met online and arranged to meet in Farmington, police said.
Cantley was charged with risk of injury to a minor and fourth-degree sexual assault.
He was held on $75,000 bond and is due in court on Tuesday.