Police are investigating after a man allegedly took a girl from the New Britain bedroom she shared with two other children and sexually assaulted her earlier this month.
According to police, the girl was sleeping in her bed in the Broad Street neighborhood early Sunday, Aug. 6 when a man entered her bedroom through an unlocked window.
Police said the man took her outside, touched her inappropriately and then brought her back home.
"It's reported to us that there were two other children in the same bedroom sleeping at the time it occurred," said New Britain Police Capt. Thomas Ste ck, who described the allegations as "very disturbing."
The victim told police her attacker is between 20 and 50 years old with a thin, dark beard, dark eyes and short hair. Police said he allegedly spoke with an accent and was wearing a dark-colored hat with a blue logo resembling a lightning bolt.
The incident has neighbors on edge.
"I've got a bat. I've got a Louisville slugger. I have no problem harming whoever comes to harm our family," said New Britain resident Francisco Gonzalez, who has a 6-year-old. "How can a human being ever want to harm or touch a little kid like that?
New Britain police are investigating the case alongside the Connecticut Forensics Laboratory. Steck said police have searched the neighborhood and obtained surveillance video from area businesses.
He's asking residents to lock doors and windows at night and to come forward with any information that might help police crack the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call New Britain police Det. Lopa at 860-826-3155 or make an anonymous tip by calling 860-826-3199.