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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.

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 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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