Juvenile Suspected in East Hartford Sex Assault Charged With Attempted Murder

A juvenile suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in her East Hartford home early Saturday morning and stealing a gun has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, as well as additional charges.

East Hartford police responded to a Collimore Road home around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday after receiving a report of a break-in, theft and sex assault.

The victim was treated at St. Francis Hospital and released, according to police, and the nature of her injuries are unknown.

Police said the assailant was described as 13 to 20 years old, with dark hair and they have arrested a juvenile. 

On Thursday, police said they obtained a warrant charging a juvenile with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree sexual assault, home invasion, first-degree assault, first-degree strangulation, first-degree unlawful restraint, theft of a firearm and sixth-degree larceny.

He is being held at Hartford Juvenile Detention Center.

No additional information has been released.

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