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Man faces 25 years in rape, burglary rampage

August 28, 2018

BRIDGEPORT -A local man, who went on a rape and burglary rampage in Trumbull, Stratford and Bridgeport before killing a Seymour man in a car crash, is facing 25 years in prison.

Geraldo Maldonado, 21, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin Tuesday afternoon to aggravated first-degree sexual assault, first-degree kidnapping with a firearm, home invasion and numerous burglary and attempted burglary charges as well as misconduct with a motor vehicle.

“I believe so,” Maldonado told the judge when asked if he believed it was in his best interest to plead guilty to the charges.

If convicted of the charges Maldonado could have faced up to 121 years.

Devlin said he will impose a 25-year prison term, followed by probation when Maldonado is sentenced Nov. 2.

Police said Maldonado’s rampage began early in the morning on Oct. 13, 2015 when Maldonado broke into a Trumbull home.

The female homeowner was asleep in her bed when she felt someone get in beside her. Police said she believed it was her young daughter until she felt the point of a gun sticking into her backside. She turned over to find a masked man.

Police said Maldonado led the woman into her backyard where he ordered her to pull he clothes off and get down on her knees. He then raped her, police said.

Maldonado was later identified as the assailant through DNA, police said.

During the next few months police said Maldonado broke into and tried to break into homes in Stratford and Bridgeport.

On Feb. 2, 2016, schools in the North End of the city were put in lockdown after police said they chased an armed Maldonado following an attempted burglary on Sunnycrest Road.

In April 2016, Maldonado was fleeing police when his car crashed into a sport utility vehicle driven by David Anderson, 22, of Seymour, at the intersection of Barnum Avenue and Pembroke Street, police said.

The impact of the crash flipped Anderson’s SUV, and Anderson was thrown from the vehicle, police said. He suffered severe injuries to the head and died at Bridgeport Hospital, police said.

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