Stafford Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old Girl

Connecticut State Police have arrested a 20-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

Matthew Noto, 20, of Stafford, was charged with sexual assault of a minor and risk of injury to a minor.

According to the arrest warrant, the investigation began in June when one of the victim’s classmates came forward and told police that a classmate told her about a relationship with an older boy. The witness said that her classmate was 12 and that she thought the boy was maybe 17 or 18.

When police spoke to the victim, she told them she had sex with Noto once and they did not use a condom. The victim told police that Noto told her not to tell her friends that they had sex.

The arrest warrant states that when police spoke with Noto, he admitted to having sex with the victim, but said he thought she was 15 going on 16.

Noto was arrested Thursday. His bond was set at $5,000 and is due in court on July 24.

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