The Norwich Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/2D7DekR) that Jacob Rhoades, of Griswold, pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.
State police received complaints from the parents of the two alleged victims who are now both 10 years old. Investigators say Rhoades kissed a girl he babysat multiple times in exchange for candy. Police say he molested a second girl multiple times and threatened to kill her if she told anyone.
Rhoades denied the charges when interviewed by police. He asked a judge Monday for time to hire an attorney and was freed on $50,000 bond.
Rhoades formerly worked at the Griswold Youth Center.