THOMASTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A former stage manager and director of productions at an opera house is accused of sexually assaulting a minor in Thomaston.

Daniel Checovetes, 45, of Southington, turned himself in on Nov. 11 on an arrest warrant to Thomaston police. He was charged with first-degree sexual assault of a victim under the age of 16.

Daniel Checovetes (Photo: Thomaston Police Department)
Daniel Checovetes (Photo: Thomaston Police Department)

Thomaston police said they began investigating in June 2023 after receiving information from Southington police that a complaint made was against Checovetes, accusing him of having sexual contact with minors in Thomaston dating back to 2009.

Thomaston police said Checovetes was a former stage manager and director for productions at the Thomaston Opera House. The victim in the case was a minor at the time of the alleged sexual assault, working as a volunteer under Checovetes’ direction at the opera house.

Checovetes’ involvement with the opera house ended in 2018, according to police. The Thomaston Opera House is not commenting at this time.

His bond was set at $650,000, and he was ordered not to contact the victim. He’s due in court in Torrington on Nov. 21.