Southington foster parent set to appear in court next week in connection with trial proceedings on sexual assault, child porn allegations

Published on Friday, 23 September 2022 11:46
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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SOUTHINGTON - A local foster parent accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old is set to appear in court next week in connection with a trial.

David Boulanger, 69, of Spring Hill Road, has had one of his matters in New Britain Superior Court pending since late 2018 – in which he faces two counts of first-degree sexual assault, one count of fourth-degree sexual assault and three counts of illegal sexual contact with a minor.

According to police, the alleged assaults occurred in 2015 and 2016. Police declined to release further details when Boulanger was arrested in 2018.

During a previous court proceeding, Boulanger’s attorney said the complainant in the case is a child who was in Boulanger’s foster care. Boulanger at the time provided foster care for children out of his home.

The 69-year-old was later charged again in early 2019, this time by East Hampton police, who secured a warrant for his arrest on additional sexual assault charges, including those of aggravated sexual assault of a victim younger than 13 years old. East Hampton police also charged Boulanger with possessing more than 50 pieces of child pornography. 

The Spring Hill Road resident made it formally known earlier this year, in March, that he would pursue a trial to fight all the charges against him. A start date for the trial was not immediately set at that time.

Boulanger appeared last week in New Britain Superior Court, where his matter has been marked down for a jury trial. He will appear again on Wednesday in connection with the trial proceedings. 

Boulanger, who has pleaded not guilty to all charges, is free on $500,000 bond. 

During Boulanger’s arraignment in October 2018, court officials said he did not have a criminal record. He was issued a protective order at that time that forbade him from contacting or coming within 100 yards of the victim. 

Boulanger’s lawyer during a prior hearing also cited a report from the state’s Department of Children and Families - which has been involved in the case - indicating his client had never previously been investigated by the agency, despite doing foster care for many years.

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



Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Friday, 23 September 2022 11:46. Updated: Friday, 23 September 2022 11:49.