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Teen Suspected in 2 Sex Assaults

Teen Suspected in 2 East Hartford Sex Assaults

Police have arrested a teenager accused of committing two sexual assaults in East Hartford. Investigators said DNA linked him to the crimes. (Published Friday, Sept. 25, 2015)

A 16-year-old boy suspected of sexually assaulting a woman an East Hartford commuter lot and a sex assault at an East Hartford home is being charged as an adult.

Jaishon Bellamy, 16, is being charged as an adult on multiple charges including attempt to commit murder and aggravated sexual assault.

The teen is accused of assaulting a woman in the exit 90 commuter parking lot off Route 15 on Main Street in East Hartford near the Econo Lodge around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, police said.

After the assault, the attacker fled in the victim's black Honda Element and led police in a brief chase before crashing, but he ran off and police were not able to find him.

The original report was that an assault happened, and police determined the victim was not only physically assaulted, but also sexually assaulted.

As state police investigated the assault at the commuter lot, East Hartford police were investigating the home invasion and sexual assault on Collimore Road days later.

That investigation led local police to identify a suspect and they worked with state police to obtain a DNA from the juvenile, state police said.

The state lab confirmed through DNA analysis that the DNA profile was a match to the commuter lot assault case, connecting Bellamy to both crimes, according to state police. 

Detectives from state police served an arrest warrant on the teen at the Juvenile Detention Facility in Hartford.

He has been charged with criminal attempt/felony murder, aggravated sexual assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree, strangulation in the second degree, reckless endangerment in the first degree, kidnapping in the first degree, larceny in the third degree, larceny in the sixth degree, criminal trover in the second degree, robbery in the first degree and robbery by carjacking in the sex assault case in the commuter lot from Sept. 3.

He also faces charges of attempt to commit murder, first-degree sexual assault, first-degree strangulation, stealing a firearm, home invasion, first-degree assault, first-degree unlawful restraint and sixth-degree larceny in the home invasion sex assault case from Sept. 19.

Bellamy is due in court on Oct. 6 and a judge is awaiting his plea in both cases. He is being held in custody for both cases on $1.5 million bonds for each.