Arrest Made in Fairfield Sex Assault and Robbery

Michael James Fontaine Fairfield mug shot
Fairfield Police

Police said they have made an arrest in weekend sexual assault and robbery in Fairfield. 

Officers responded to Reef Road at 10:20 p.m. Saturday after a woman said she had been sexually assaulted and robbed at knifepoint. 

Lt. Robert Kalamaras told The Connecticut Post that the woman said she was walking from the train station when she heard heavy footsteps approaching from behind and was attacked. 

The suspect's name was not immediately released, but police later identified him as 47-year-old Michael James Fontaine, was apprehended nearby. 

Police said the suspect has a criminal history that includes convictions for robbery, sexual assault, carjacking, rape, drugs and burglary in multiple states.

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