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Man charged with sexually assaulting Monroe girl

November 16, 2018

MONROE- A Waterbury landscaper has been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a local girl.

Wayne Fiddler, 36, of Lampson Street, Waterbury, was charged Friday with attempted first-degree sexual assault, illegal sexual contact with a minor, fourth-degree sexual assault and third-degree sexual assault. He was being held in lieu of $300,000 bond.

Police said the mother of a 12-year-old local girl recently complained that her daughter had been sexually assaulted by Fiddler, a family acquaintance.

During a forensic interview, police said the girl told the interviewer that Fiddler had been sexually assaulting her at her home since she was four years old.

She finally told two friends what Fiddler had been doing to her and they convinced her to tell her mother, police said.

When detectives later confronted Fiddler, police said he admitted sexually assaulting a young girl but contended that it occurred years ago while he was drinking and taking pain medication.

“I felt terrible,” police said Fiddler told them. “I felt guilty, she didn’t deserve that. I felt angry and I felt I wanted to end my life.”

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