A six-month investigation by the East Haven Police Department has led to the arrest of a convicted sex offender for allegedly committing another sexual assault.
Charles Gattert, 50, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday by East Haven Police, and charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.
The investigation that resulted in the charges against Gattert began in April, according to East Haven Police Sgt. David Emerman.
No other information about the incident that led to Gattert's arrest has been released by police.
Convicted Sex Offender
Gattert is currently registered in Connecticut as a sex offender due to a first-degree sexual assault conviction in 1989.
According to his registry page, which is attached to this post as a PDF, Gattert served 10 years in prison, and was released from jail in April 1999.
Non-Compliant with Sex Offender Registry
In addition, Emerman stated that Gattert was previously arrested by East Haven Police in 2007 for failing to verify his address as a convicted sex offender. He was later convicted on that charge, Emerman said.
Additionally, at the time of Gattert’s arrest yesterday, Emerman said he was non-compliant with the address registration requirements of the sex offender registry.
Following a lengthy search, Gattert was located by East Haven Police in Prospect. He was then transported to the department's headquarters on North High Street.
Held on Bond
Gattert was held on a $250,000 bond set by court and is being arraigned in New Haven Superior Court today.
Emerman noted that all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.