Conn. man held in alleged sex assault
MIDDLEFIELD, Conn.—State police are accusing a 21-year-old man of sexually assaulting a victim in her Middlefield bedroom after an early morning home invasion.
Police say at about 3 a.m., Jeremy Murphy of Middlefield entered the victim's house, then her bedroom, where he attacked her. They say the alleged assault doesn't appear to be random.
Police say Murphy fled on foot, but state troopers caught him a short time later.
Police say the victim and her family weren't injured.
Murphy is being held on $500,000 bond prior to his arraignment Monday on charges including home invasion, first degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.
A message requesting comment was left at the phone number listed for Murphy's address.