ORANGE, Conn. (WTNH) -- An Orange man was arrested after allegedly approaching a young boy in a park and grabbing his genitals Friday, police said.
The incident happened just before 8 p.m., at Racebrook Tract, a town-owned piece of open space with numerous trails for hiking, located in the area of Racebrook Rd. and Derby Ave.
According to police, a 15-year-old boy said he was walking along a wooden boardwalk looking for a place to fish when he noticed an older man, later identified as 72-year-old Pascual Punsal, walking towards him.
Police said the two walked past each other and exchanged "hellos."
The boy told police, about two minutes later Punsal approached him, stood very close, asked if he could kiss the boy, and grabbed the boy's genitals.
Police said the boy said no, pushed Punsal away and ran.
The responding officer recognized Punsal from the boy's description and responded to his home.
The boy positively identified Punsal.
Punsal, of 578 Summit Dr., Orange, was charged with 4th-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor, and beach of peace.
He was released after posting a $25,000 bond.
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