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Arizona Man Charged in Southington Sex Assault Case

Police said the 20-year established an illegal sexual relationship with a 14-year-old local girl at a party while visiting Connecticut over Easter weekend.

An Easter weekend visit to a friend’s house has left an Arizona man facing legal trouble after police said he became sexually involved with a 14-year-old Southington girl.

Aaron M. Pienkowski, of 45750 W. Morning View Lane, was taken into custody on Sunday on charges of second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond, police said, and is due in Bristol Superior Court for arraignment on April 16.

Police said Monday that Pienkowski, 20, was with the 14-year-old victim at a party on Saturday night when the two had a sexual encounter. The instance is considered a statutory case, Sgt. Lowell DePalma said.

DePalma said the investigation found that there was no use of force during the encounter.

“Under state laws, there is no such thing as consensual sex when it involves a 14-year-old,” DePalma said. “The case was reported to detectives on Sunday morning and investigation led to his arrest.”

The name of the victim, the location of the party and how the relationship was discovered were not made available on Monday afternoon because of the nature of the case, police said.

Pienkowski had been visiting a friend over the holiday weekend when the incident occurred, according to the arrest report, and the two went to a local house for a party. Further details of the case were not immediately made available.

Police said although the 20-year-old is from Arizona, he is not considered a flight risk.

natesha kerry April 22, 2012 at 12:09 AM
It is so sad to see young men in these predicaments, mostly due to a lack of effective parental guidance. Parents of young boys, and girls should take heed and build in daily talks with their children---even when they DO NOT want to talk.
Darlene Strong July 15, 2012 at 10:02 PM
I'd love to have a "daily talk" with Natasha Kerry and give her a little parental guidance for making an ignorant and uneducated comment. At least this young girl had such a great relationship with her parents that she was comfortable enough to tell them how she was taken advantage of. Ignorant people should have their Web "commenting" privileges REVOKED-even when they CAN'T shut up.

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