Police: Southington Man Charged in Voyeurism, Aggravated Sexual Assault Case

A 52-year-old Lowery Drive resident is facing multiple charges stemming from the alleged commission of several sexual assault incidents between 2008 and 2010.

This version includes information provided by family regarding the hometown of the alleged victim.

A Bristol Superior Court judge has ordered a Southington man held in lieu of a $500,000 bond after he was allegedly involved in two separate sexual assault incidents and committed an act of voyeurism between April 2008 and April 2010.

Southington detectives took Michael John Costello, 51, into custody on Thursday after he turned himself in on a warrant that was obtained from Bristol Superior Court.

Costello, of 102 Lowery Drive in Southington, was arraigned Thursday on charges of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault, two counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of voyeurism. He remains in the custody of the state and is currently incarcerated at the Hartford Correctional Center, according to state Department of Corrections records.

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Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said Friday that Costello agreed to turn himself in, but was unable to provide additional details regarding the case.

“The file has been sealed under court order,” Dobratz said. “We aren’t able to provide any additional information at this time.”

According to records available through the state’s Judicial Branch website, the arrest stems from incidents that reportedly took place between April 2008 and April 2010.

Records show that Costello is charged with the aggrevated sexual assault in April 2009, allegedly involving a minor. He is also charged with fourth-degree sexual assault in an incident involving a minor in April 2008. Family said Friday that the alleged incidents involved a Wolcott woman, an adult at the time of the incidents.

It is unknown if it was the same victim in each incident as files have been sealed and were not available through Bristol Superior Court on Friday.

The voyeurism incident took place in April 2010, but details of that were also unavailable.

Court records showed no previous criminal history for Costello. He has not entered a plea to any of the charges and is due back in Bristol Superior Court on Oct. 2.

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unknown November 07, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Very true. I've known him for practically my whole life. Hes a sick f***. Pervert!
Justice November 09, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Not true at all my guess is his sick psychotic step daughter who tried to kill him once is off her meds again. Sad situation. Also 3-4 years ago just NOW coming forward?! It doesn't make sense!
Justice November 09, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Or maybe his step son the two time RAPIST has something to do with all this.
Jasi December 24, 2012 at 01:23 AM
You're right! 3 years later and the wife wants the house left to him by his father. Doesn't she care that she's going to ruin his reputation? He will be listed as a predator? Use the kids as a weapon. She's sick. I'd like to talk to Mike but I don't know where he is anymore. I wouldn't think he would be at his own house with these charges. Anybody?????


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