Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 75-Year-Old Woman in Derby

Derby police have arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 75-year-old woman on the Derby Greenway on Saturday. 

Derby police arrested Artay Drinks, 46, of Waterbury, around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and said he has been charged with sexual assault in the first degree, robbery in the third degree and assault of an elderly person in the third degree. 

On Monday, Derby police said in a Facebook post that Drinks was in custody for existing arrest warrants on unrelated criminal charges from other jurisdictions and the mug shot they posted was the same one that Westport police released on Monday from an arrest in their town.

On Monday, Westport police said they arrested a 46-year-old Artay Drinks, with an address listed in Ansonia, after an investigation into the thefts of several items from a men’s locker room at Staples High School in October. 

Bond in the Westport case was set at $6,500 and Drinks was not able to post it, according to police. 

Drinks is being held on an additional $400,000 bond and will be arraigned today in Derby Superior Court.

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