Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

New London man gets 15-year sentence for inappropriate touching

By Greg Smith

Publication: theday.com

Published May 17. 2013 3:00PM   Updated May 18. 2013 12:10AM

New London - A 41-year-old New London man was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to register as a sexual offender Friday for inappropriately groping two young girls.

Harold L. "Monty" Waites was found guilty in March of two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of risk of injury to a minor. The same jury delivered a not guilty verdict on the two more serious charges of first-degree sexual assault.

Prosecution had alleged that after a night of drinking at a friend's house in New London on March 26, 2011, Waites went into the bedroom where two girls, ages 9 and 10, were sleeping, and touched them inappropriately.

Assistant State's Attorney Lawrence J. Tytla prosecuted.

Judge Arthur C. Hadden sentenced Waites to 20 years suspended after 15 years in prison and 20 years probation with restrictions that bar him from any contact with minors.

Town News

Visit Zip06
Submit Your:  Submit Your News Submit Your Photos Submit Your Events
Most Recent Poll
How are you feeling about recent government moves that have targeted nonprofit groups and wiretapped reporters' phones?
This has been a very bad week for Obama and it's only Wednesday.
6%
I'm willing to reserve judgment until the investigations provide the how, who and why behind the IRS intrusions and secret AP phone wiretaps.
18%
If Obama were a Republican, the outcry would be deafening.
37%
I don't think it's fair to lump together and blame the president for Benghazi, the IRS actions and Justice Department wiretaps.
17%
Obama is showing himself in the same league as Nixon.
22%
Number of votes: 1311

No current items found