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Man gets 5 years for sexually assaulting neighbor’s daughter

June 8, 2018

BRIDGEPORT - A local man was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a neighbor’s 13-year-old daughter.

“I ask for forgiveness for what happened,” an apparently contrite Marlon Reyes-Delgado told Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin as he stood before the judge.

“These cases are always disturbing,” Devlin lamented. “But what is especially troubling to me is that the victim in this case is younger than your own daughters.”

The judge then sentenced the 42-year-old Reyes-Delgado, who previously pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault and failure to appear in court, to 10 years, suspended after he serves five years in prison and followed by 10 years of probation.

But Reyes-Delgado’s lawyer, Frank Riccio II, said the probation may be academic. He said his client is a Honduran citizen and will be deported after he completes his prison term.

On Dec. 12, 2016, police were called to an apartment complex on Fairfield Avenue. A resident of the complex told officers that her daughter had been sexually assaulted by Reyes-Delgado, a neighbor in the complex.

Police said the girl told them she Reyes-Delgado had contacted her through Snap Chat and she had agreed to come to his apartment. Once there she said she and Reyes-Delgado had sexual relations, police said.

When police initially confronted Reyes-Delgado they said he admitted contacting the girl on Snap Chat but denied having any physical contact with her. However, during further conversations with police detectives he admitted having sex with the girl but added he was not proud of doing so, police said.

During the sentencing hearing Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney C. Robert Satti Jr. read a statement from the girl, now 14, who said she has been traumatized by the incident.