Second suspect charged in sexual assault case

Joseph Villafane

Joseph Villafane

NAUGATUCK — Police have made a second arrest in a case involving the sexual assault of a minor.

Joseph Villafane, 23, of 397 Atlantic St., Bridgeport, was arrested April 23 and charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child.

Naugatuck police spokesman Lt. Bryan Cammarata reported Villafane is accused of assaulting a juvenile boy, who is a relative, over a period of seven years. Police learned of the assault when the boy reported them, Cammarata said.

Jordan Torres, 23, of 24 George St., Naugatuck was arrested April 17 in connection to the same case.

Cammarata said Villafane, Torres and the victim, who is still a juvenile, are all related. He said some of the assaults, which happened in Naugatuck, reportedly occurred when all three were juveniles and others occurred when Villafane and Torres were adults.

Cammarata said the last assault reportedly occurred a little more than a year ago.

Due to the nature of the charges and the age of the victim police could not release further details.

Torres was held on $100,000 bond following his arraignment and is scheduled to appear again in Waterbury Superior Court on May 12.

According to online judicial records, Villafane was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on May 7.

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