Man charged with sexual assault

Jirom Gibeau

Jirom Gibeau

PROSPECT — A former Prospect man who is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl last summer was apprehended Tuesday in Massachusetts.

Jirom Gibeau, 31, of 6 Gould St., Ware, Mass., was identified and taken into custody on an arrest warrant.

The sexual assault occurred during the early morning hours of July 4 following a party with about 50 people on July 3, according to the affidavit. The assault occurred while the victim was asleep on a couch, the affidavit states. Police say Gibeau knew the victim was a teenager.

The assault was reported to police on July 7.

State police extradited Gibeau Tuesday at the Belchertown Courthouse in Massachusetts, after which he was taken to New Haven jail, where he is being held on $200,000 bond.

He is set to appear today at Waterbury Superior Court, where he will be arraigned and charged with one count each of first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

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