Bridgeport, Conn. (WTNH) - Bridgeport police have arrested a teenager they believe isresponsible for at least one home invasion and sex assault in theBlack Rock section of the city.
17-year-old Terrence Easton was arrested Thursday in connectionwith one of two sexual assaults and home invasions within the lasttwo weeks. Police say they believe Easton was involved inboth cases.
Police say an armed man gained entry into separate homes in thearea of Hope and Monroe streets and sexually assaulted two womenwho were home alone.
"This individual not only committed sexual assault which in itof itself is a violent act," said Bridgeport Police Captain JamesViadero. "But the point that he entered someone's house in theevening and confronted these individuals and committed assault madeit that more horrific in our eyes." Viadero went on to say thatthere is a lot more forensic evidence that needs to beanalyzed.
"I think there is something wrong," said Curtis Gay thesuspect's father. "I don't think he did it."
However, news of the arrest has residents breathing a sigh ofrelief in the community.
"I'm glad they finally caught them. I got a 12-year old daughterand with him running around here I don't feel safe with her in thehouse by herself, so I'm glad they got him," said Chris Walker ofBridgeport.
Easton is charged with first-degree sexual assault, homeinvasion and first-degree burglary for the incident that occurredon July 11th
Bridgeport Capt. James Viadero told the Post he expects Eastonwill face additional charges for a similar June 30 case. Thedepartment is awaiting lab results.
Easton was arraigned in court on Friday.
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