Bridgeport, Conn. (WTNH) - A 17-year-old Bridgeport teen is charged in connection with thesecond of two sexual assault cases in a Black Rockneighborhood.
Word of the arrest steadily made its way through Hope and MonroeStreets after
“I'm glad they finally caught him,” one father toldNews 8. “I’ve got kids in the house. I have a12-year-old daughter.”
17-year-old Terrance Easton of Bridgeport was arraigned Fridaymorning. His father, who brought Terrance to the police Thursdaynight, is worried, but is standing by his son.
“I think something is wrong,” Curtis Gay, TerranceEaston’s father said. “I don't think he didit.”
Police say this is a high priority investigation and believe theevidence collected will be able to connect Easton to both sexualassaults.
Bridgeport police and the neighborhood watch will be talking toresidents Saturday about safety and hopefully to help calmpeople’s fears.
News 8’s Marc Robbins talked to one of the victims:“Do you think the neighborhood feels a little safer nowtonight as opposed to before he was arrested?”
The victim replied: “Well, maybe so, if there’snot another one out there. Let’s hope he is the one.Let’s hope he’s really and truly the one.”
Easton is in police custody on $1 million bond.
Again, he’s been charged in the second of the two homeinvasion sexual assaults reported in the Black Rock section ofBridgeport. Police say the will soon have enough evidence to chargehim in both cases.
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