Borough police charge Meriden man with sexual assault


NAUGATUCK — Police on Monday charged a 49-year-old Meriden man with sexual assault after two teenage borough girls claimed he fondled them.

James Fiske, of 104 Bunker Ave., Meriden, had repeatedly fondled a 15-year-old girl, an acquaintance of his, at her borough home, said Lt. Robert Harrison of the Naugatuck Police Department.

Fiske also inappropriately touched a 17-year-old girl, also an acquaintance, one time at a home in the borough, Harrison said.

The two girls know each other but they are not related, Harrison said. He would not say how Fiske and the girls knew each other because he did not want to provide information that would identify the girls.

The Department of Children and Families reported the assaults to police on May 11, Harrison said.

Fiske was charged with second-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child. He was held on bonds totaling more than $200,000 after his arraignment Tuesday in Waterbury Superior Court.

The investigation into Fiske is ongoing, although police do not suspect him of sexually assaulting anyone else, Harrison said. Fiske has no prior convictions in the state, according to court records.