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Danbury Police Charge Man with Sexual Abuse Crimes

On November 11, 2019, The Danbury Police Department received a complaint involving the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old female.  The suspect was identified as 33-year-old Juan Perez-Barbahona. 
 
Detectives from The Special Victims Unit of The Danbury Police Department initiated an investigation of offenses that spanned several years of abuse.  During this investigation, an 11-year-old female was also identified as an additional victim of abuse by the suspect.  Several attempts to locate Perez-Barbahona were unsuccessful.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement later confirmed that Perez-Barbahona had fled the country just days after the initial complaint had been made to The Danbury Police Department.   

On April 22, 2020, an arrest warrant for Juan Perez-Barbahona was granted by Danbury Superior Court. On March 10, 2021, The Danbury Police Department received a notification from The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol that Perez-Barbahona was being detained in Corpus Christi, Texas, based on this extraditable warrant.  On March 19, 2021, officers of The Danbury Police Department took custody of Perez-Barbahona and transported him back to Connecticut, where he is currently being held on a court set bond of $250,000.

Arrested: 
 Juan Perez-Barbahona

Charges:
53a-70 Sexual Assault 1st Degree (3 Counts) 
     53a-73a Sexual Assault 4th Degree (3 Counts)
     53-21(a)(2) Risk of Injury: Sexual Contact (7 Counts)
     53-21(a)(1) Risk of Injury: Impairing the Morals of a Minor (7 Counts)

Prepared by Detective Roger Hancock, released by Det. Lt. Williams

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