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    Suspect in Girl's Kidnapping, Sex Assault Identified
    Police said Alexy Martinez-Mercado kidnapped a young girl from her bed and sexually assaulted her in New Britain in August.

    New Britain police have obtained an arrest warrant for the man they say took a young girl from her window on the morning of August 16 and sexually assaulted her before returning her to her bed.

    Officers secured the warrant for Alexy Martinez-Mercado, 27, of New Britain, on Thursday.

    According to police, girl was sleeping in her bed in the Broad Street neighborhood when a Martinez-Mercado entered her bedroom through an unlocked window.

    Police said he took her outside, touched her inappropriately and then brought her back home.

    Through their investigation, police identified Martinez-Mercado as a suspect.  He was already in custody on unrelated charges, police said.

    Martinez-Mercado is now facing charges of first-degree kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault of a minor, home invasion and risk of injury to a minor by sexual contact.

    He will be formally charged at his next court appearance on October 8.