Man accused of harassing, stalking Plainville woman still awaiting treatment

Published on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:00
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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PLAINVILLE - An Ansonia man who allegedly harassed and stalked a Plainville woman is still waiting on a program that would get him out of jail and into treatment.

Jeffrey Behrmann, 31, appeared Tuesday in New Britain Superior Court, where his attorney said he is still awaiting placement in a treatment bed through a jail re-interview (JRI) referral. 

During the hearing, Behrmann’s lawyer said he is also waiting on some discovery in the case. The matter was continued until Oct. 4. 

Behrmann is being held on $75,000 bond. He faces two counts of first-degree stalking and a single count each of second-degree harassment, first-degree criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Behrmann, who was arrested on June 8, allegedly hacked a Plainville woman’s Instagram account and used it to send a provocative photo to someone, posing as the victim and spreading a rumor about her, according to the police report.

He also allegedly used her house key to get into her home and leave her love letters after their relationship had ended, the report said. Upon being told by police to stay away from the woman, investigators allege, Behrmann returned to her home and left plants and other items on the back porch.

According to the police report, the victim ended her relationship with Behrmann after finding out that he had previously been arrested for possession of child pornography.

According to court documents, he was arrested in 2016 for possession of child pornography and other charges. His arrest came after he allegedly posted nude photos to the Internet of an ex-girlfriend, a Bristol woman, from when she was 15 years old.

The complainant in the harassment matter spoke during a previous court hearing, saying she believes Behrmann needs mental health treatment. She also said she has no safety concerns.

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



Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:00. Updated: Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:03.