Trumbull teen admits kidnapping, sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl
BRIDGEPORT - A 16-year-old Trumbull youth is facing five years in prison after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.
“Are the facts recited by the prosecutor basically correct,” Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin asked Quincy Andrews, who stood with his mother before the judge.
“Yes, basically,” Andrews calmly responded.
He then pleaded guilty to first-degree kidnapping, fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child.
The judge then told Andrews he will impose a 5-year prison term followed by a lengthy period of probation when he sentences Andrews on Dec. 14. He will also have to register as a sex offender.
“This crime ripped apart my daughter’s childhood and plunged her mind into the darkness of violence, brutal sexual attacks and threats,” the girl’s mother said in a statement read to the judge by a victim’s advocate. “She has endured repeated nightmares and is unable to play outdoors without fear.”
Andrews’ lawyer, Matthew Brovender, declined comment as he and Andrews left the Fairfield County Courthouse following the hearing.
Police said Andrews had previously been bullying the young girl, who lived in the same condominium complex and that at least one incident, in which Andrews shoved the girl on the ground as she exited the school bus, had been reported to school authorities.
On May 8, 2017, police said the victim was riding her bicycle in the parking lot of the condominium complex when Andrews grabbed her, put his hand over her mouth and dragged her inside his home. He then pulled off her clothes and sexually assaulted her as she screamed for him to stop, police said.
During a forensic interview, police said the girl disclosed that Andrews had previously sexually assaulted her in his home after forcing her to watch pornographic videos on his cellphone.