CT: Sex Offender Shot At, and Assaulted

February 12, 2010

thehour.com: Sex offender assaulted, bullet shatters car.

A 37-year-old registered sex offender was assaulted and robbed Thursday morning, six hours after a bullet shattered his back windshield while he was driving south on South Main Street, police said. The victim had previously called police Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. to report that he had been robbed by a group of approximately eight males, police said. He told police he had parked his car near Colonial Village, and the males started punching and harassing him. He said the men called him a rapist, a sex offender and various expletives while they were assaulting him, according to police.

He told police that he has noticed people following him to work for the past week or so. The victim, who was convicted of sexual assault in 2001, also said he heard a woman’s voice in the background while he was being assaulted. He believes the female that he heard in the background may be the victim of the sexual assault, police said.

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