Bristol teen, charged in high school sex assault, arraigned

Published on Monday, 17 July 2017 21:51
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

STAFF WRITER

BRISTOL - A teenager accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a local high school has been ordered not to contact the complainant in the case and to stay 100 yards away from her.

Edward Perkowski, 18, of 143 Marlene St., was arraigned Monday in Bristol Superior Court. He is facing one count of fourth-degree sexual assault of a victim under 16 years old.

According to police, the charge is in connection to an incident on May 17 involving a 14-year-old girl at a local high school. Police have declined to specify which school or release any further details about the case.

Perkowski was a student at the school at the time of the allegations.

During the hearing Monday, Perkowski’s attorney, Vincent Provenzano, said his client has since graduated from high school, so not contacting the complainant and staying 100 yards away from her will not be an issue. Provenzano did not object to a judge’s protective order, which also forbids Perkowski from going to the 14-year-old’s home while the case is pending.

Also during the hearing, Ronald Dearstyne, the prosecutor, requested that a judge extend the sealing order on the arrest warrant in the case to protect the identity of the victim. Instead of extending the order, which will expire this week, Judge Richard Dyer ordered that any information that could reveal the girl’s identity be redacted from the document.

Perkowski, who is free on a $2,500 non-surety bond, is due back in court Aug. 17. He has not entered a plea.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at jmuszynski@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, General News on Monday, 17 July 2017 21:51. Updated: Monday, 17 July 2017 21:53.