Iowa child molester charged with sexually assaulting Stratford girl, 9

May 3, 2019

STRATFORD — A convicted child molester in Iowa has been charged with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl here.

Douglas Simmons, 61, was brought back from Des Moines, Iowa, and charged Friday with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child.

He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Police said Simmons was visiting some friends at a home here, crept into the bedroom of the sleeping girl and sexually assaulted her.

When he was later confronted with the allegations, police said Simmons admitted he had been in Connecticut but denied sexually assaulting the girl.

Police said Simmons is a registered sex offender in Iowa and traveled to Connecticut in violation of sex offender registry rules.