Police: East Haven Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Girl

And East Haven Police investigators believe there may be additional victims.

Joseph Hutchinson was arrested on Feb. 16 and charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. Credit: East Haven Police
Joseph Hutchinson was arrested on Feb. 16 and charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. Credit: East Haven Police

A 23-year-old East Haven man has been arrested by police for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl — and investigators believe there may be other victims.

Joseph Hutchinson was arrested on Feb. 16 and charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. 

"Family members of the victim reported that their 13-year-old daughter was sexually assault by Hutchinson the day prior to his arrest," East Haven Police Lt. David Emerman stated in a press release.

Officers secured an arrest warrant and located Hutchinson on Sunday and arrested him without incident, Emerman said.

Active Arrest Warrants

In addition to the sexual assault investigation, at the time of his arrest Hutchinson also had three active arrest warrants for violation of probation. 

He was held on bonds totaling $275,000 and will be arraigned in court today, Feb. 18. 

'Additional Victims'

"Through officer’s investigations, it is believed that there may be possible additional victims," Emerman stated. 

Any one with any information regarding this case or a similar incident, are asked to contact the East Haven Police Department at 203-468-3820 or the Detective Division at 203-468-3827. 

Information can be given anonymously by phone or by visiting our website at www.easthavenpolice.com.

Johna Pompano February 20, 2014 at 06:53 AM
Kristy, I know clothing is not the issue here...but it's a stepping stone! While I also agree at some point in our lives MOST of us have probably snuck and worn something our parents disapproved of, the FACT remains that parents now are ALLOWING their daughters to dress way too scantily & are trying to be their friend instead of parent! WE don't know what really happened in this case yet, both lives forever changed. BUT I do know this is the parents of the girl are claiming RAPE and it was consensual you will never read about it!!! Bottom line...girls lie about their age, and I may not know the full story her
Johna Pompano February 20, 2014 at 06:56 AM
But I know it scares the scrap out of me that my son will be in middle school next year & I've heard there's a girl that's pregnant! Different times than when I was in school....granted there's always a group who go through life on the fast train while the rest cruise along, but where do we draw the line?
Lance Coughlin February 20, 2014 at 11:40 AM
If he takes it to trial he may want to lose the Charles Manson look first
Neighborhood mom March 16, 2014 at 06:10 AM
I had the misfortune of dealing with this predator first hand and if we hadn't acted as quickly as we did he would have assaulted 2 girls in 2 days. This man is sick and needs help but he also needs to be locked up safely away from young girls. There are some severely sick and twisted men in this town and parents need to be aware of their children's Internet usage and who they are " hanging out " with before its too late! So If you had any questions as to the validity of the accusations ,Mr. Hutchinson is 100% guilty and I can assure you it does not matter what your daughter is wearing, nor does that give these sick perverse men a right to violate and ruin the lives of any young girl! Please pay close attention to your daughters, this man is not the only predator in this town there are far more than you could ever imagine. At least the police have taken care of this one as well as another 23 year old pervert who was recently convicted of his crimes and he will be sentenced on the 25 of this month and be behind bars where he belongs! Momauguin is a much safer place without this perverted menace to society. (B.F.)


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