A Killingworth man is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl in his care multiple times over the course of several years.
Connecticut State Police arrested 74-year-old Steven Azzaro Tuesday. He is charged with first-degree sexual assault, third-degree sexual assault, and risk of injury to a minor.
According to the arrest warrant, Azzaro and his wife often watched the victim and her brother at their home in Killingworth. In March, the victim and her mother reported the alleged abuse to police, saying it began as far back as 2007 and continued for years.
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In an interview with police, the victim said Azzaro would touch her inappropriately and shower with her. She claimed Azzaro made her touch his penis, and that she saw him masturbating, according to the arrest warrant. The victim claimed Azzaro always told her not to tell anyone and she didn’t for years, but eventually told some friends and her mother.
The victim said her brother and Azzaro’s wife were in the home when the abuse happened, but in other areas and did not know what was happening.
According to the warrant, Azzaro denied the allegations and said the victim did not remember things accurately.
Azzaro was arrested and held on a $100,000 bond. He is due in court Wednesday.