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Homeless man on parole pleads not guilty to home invasion, sex assault

February 6, 2019

BRIDGEPORT - A homeless man, on parole for sexually assaulting a child, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to breaking into a home here and sexually assaulting a woman in her bedroom.

Hiram Heredia, 35, pleaded not guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin to home invasion, fourth-degree sexual assault and attempted fourth-degree sexual assault.

He asked for a jury trial. The judge continued the case to Feb. 26.

Heredia is being held in lieu of $300,000 bond.

Police said a local woman woke up to find a strange naked man on top of her and her genital area coated in baby shampoo.

Police said the woman woke up in the bedroom of her Vine Street home in the middle of the night to find a man sucking on her chest. When she realized it was not her husband who was asleep in the bed next to her, police said she screamed, and the naked man jumped off the bed.

The woman then realized her genital area was coated in baby shampoo, police said.

“I woke and there was baby soap all over me,” they said she complained.

Police said the woman shook her husband awake and yelled at him that a man had just tried to rape her. The husband got up and ended up chasing the naked Heredia out of the house and down the street before losing him, police said.

When officers arrived at the home they spotted a pile of clothing the assailant had left by the bed. Inside a pants pocket they found a wallet containing Heredia’s Connecticut Identification Card and his social security card.

In 2013, Heredia pleaded guilty in Superior Court in Willimantic to illegal sexual contact with a child and was sentenced to 731 days in prison, followed by seven years of special parole.

Two years later he was sentenced to 30 more days in prison after pleading guilty to failing to register as a sex offender.

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