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East Haven Police: Convicted Sex Offender Arrested for Sexual Assault

Charles Gattert — a non-compliant registered sex offender — was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of Injury to a minor Tuesday, according to police.

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.

George Kenyon September 26, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Another example of a repeat offender getting slapped on the wrist. Yet Malloy,Lawlor and Albis are still allowing scum like this to walk free with even less punishment.
CJ Micks September 27, 2012 at 02:37 AM
The person making the accusations against this man is his whore of an ex-wife.. You are so quick to convict this man, yet know none of the facts. The accuser has already made complaints against TWO of her other ex-husbands/baby-fathers which after a time were cleared of this 'charge'. Additionally, on the actual date on which this supposed 'incident' of sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor took place.. Charles Gattert was at his sister's son's birthday party which several witnesses can testify to AND have already agreed to testify to. It also doesn't hurt that the ex-wife just recently got cut off from an alimony error which caused said 'suspect' to have to continue to pay out of his pocket 4 years after the alimony payments were supposed to discontinue... hmmm, and funny how when that happened this woman immediately cried rape. So next time, before you plan to start throwing stones, make sure a rope is securely fastened to said stone, tie it soundly around your neck, and then throw it off a long pier... and bring a second one for the lying ex-wife while you're at it.
Angels Among Us September 27, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Wouldn't there have to be enough physical evidence to arrest him? I would hope that they do not just rely on a persons word. I feel bad for the child in question. Sounds ugly all around.
IHopeHeRotsInJail September 27, 2012 at 01:11 PM
@CJ MICKS Lol...You are quick to defend this bottom feeder. How many times has Gattert been charged with crimes since 1980? 13 times...I know all 13 were false accusation! Right? Right,Throw away the key! He is violating a defenseless child and you have the nerve to defend him? I applaud the child for having the strength and courage to come forward and speak with a therapist. You should have your head examined. It makes we wonder about your sense of right and wrong and stability.He is worthless and weak, I hope he rots in a jail cell where he belongs. And remember what comes around goes around. Then again as sick as he is he would enjoy it...
Rosie September 27, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Gattert is currently registered in Connecticut as a sex offender due to a first-degree sexual assault conviction in 1989.In addition, 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. Additionally, at the time of Gattert’s arrest yesterday, he was non-compliant with the address registration requirements of the sex offender registry. Yep...sounds innocent to me...
Frank Esposito September 27, 2012 at 03:21 PM
CJ Micks, God bless you for being so on the money! Most rape charges are lies, over 60 percent of rape charges are lies according to both the military and the censous buero.
Frank Esposito September 27, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Sounds like a vindictive ex wife to me! By the way, did you know that 14 is the age of consent in canada? Who would be the arrogant american, that would label all canadians as rapists? In the bible, consent begins with barmitzva, that's about 13! I believe we americans are out to frame innocent men for rapes they never committed. Whats even more outragous, is the FACT that most child abusers are women! Remember paula poundstone? Fact: Women abuse and kill, twice as many children as men! Source: Dr. laura shleshingser, no lover of men!
Frank Esposito September 27, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Did you know, that in the military, consenual sex, with a woman that has (a lower rank) is portrayed as rape? Did you know that men are selectivly proscecuted for adultry? What does that say about are rape laws, that adult military women can pretend their rape victims, just because the man had a higher rank! What does it say about are rape ideas, that military men are proscecuted for adultry? Maybe were calling things rape when there not! Paula poundstone allegedly performed cunnilings on an 11 year old! Why do female offenders get off?
Frank Esposito September 27, 2012 at 03:48 PM
I have numerous police blotter, since 1980, i've been collecting police blotter about women who have lied about rape, many of whom, admitted to the police that they lied, and INCREDIBLY, the police NEVER charge them with making false reports!
CAjones September 27, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Frank, I hear what your saying, BUT, if a 21 year old man is caught having sex with MY 13 year old (whether she consented or not) then police custody might be a much safer place for him, than near me, alone!...... maybe you think differently.
Frank Esposito September 27, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Just a few weeks ago, a woman called in a false bomb threat to an airplane, the plane had to be brought down, 280 people were evacuated, a man was arrested and padded down, and yet, as it turns out, the woman made up the story, just to get back at her ex boyfriend! Incredibly, egregiously, and outragously, SHE,was never exposed in the news media! What does it say about the reason, women who cry rape are never exposed, that women criminals are given the same anonymity?
Julie Weisberg (Editor) September 27, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Everyone: Just a quick update and point of information for the discussion. The NHR's Jennifer Swift was able to obtain and review the warrant for the suspect's arrest, and she is reporting that the victim of the alleged sexual assault (rape) is a young male victim and not a female victim. You can read her news report here: http://ow.ly/e2Imv
Rosie September 27, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Wow...a little off topic here, aren't we??? Sounds to me like you just plain hate woman. As far as I am concerned, an arrest record speaks for itself. And with a young boy...disgusting...may he get what he gave while serving his time...
ET November 08, 2012 at 03:02 PM
You are whacked, When you post a comment, please stay with the story and stop going off on things that have nothing to do with the original post. Get a Life.

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