A Waterbury Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of a Juvenile in Milford
A Waterbury man has been taken into custody and charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile in Milford, according to local authorities. The arrest comes after officers received a complaint on October 31, 2023, regarding an alleged incident of sexual assault involving a minor. The case was swiftly taken up by the Milford Police Department Detective Bureau, which initiated a thorough investigation into the matter.
During the course of their investigation, the Milford Police Department identified the suspect as John MacSweeney, a 39-year-old individual from Waterbury. Detective Gillian Gallagher was assigned to the case and diligently worked towards gathering evidence to support the allegations against MacSweeney. Subsequently, Detective Gallagher submitted a warrant for his arrest, which was promptly issued by the Milford Superior Court.
On Monday, MacSweeney voluntarily surrendered himself to the Milford Police Department. Police officials took him into custody without incident. He now faces charges of two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.
Following his arrest, MacSweeney was released on a promise to appear in court. His scheduled appearance is set for February 13 at Milford Superior Court. The case will be closely monitored as it progresses through the legal system.
Cases involving sexual assault are taken extremely seriously by law enforcement, and the Milford Police Department is committed to thoroughly investigating allegations and holding perpetrators accountable. The cooperation between the police and the local community is crucial in ensuring the safety and well-being of all residents, particularly the most vulnerable members of society.
The Milford Police Department encourages anyone with information related to this case or any other incidents to come forward and assist in their ongoing efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment for all..