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Grandfather accused of sexually assaulting two young girls

September 27, 2018

BRIDGEPORT - A local grandfather is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting two young girls he was babysitting.

Jorge Alfaro, 76, of Orchard Street, was charged Thursday with first-degree sexual assault, and two counts each of fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to children.

He was being held in lieu of $300,000 bond.

Police said a local physician recently contacted the state Department of Children and Families to report that a mother had complained that her daughters, aged 4 and 5, had been sexually assaulted by their babysitter’s husband.

The mother told police that she often left her daughters with Alfaro and his wife when she went to work. Alfaro and his wife are not related to the girls.

The two girls were later questioned separately at the Center for Family Justice, police said.

Police said each girl described to the forensic interviewer, using anatomically-correct dolls, how Alfaro had sexually assaulted them on a number of occasions while they were staying at his home.

Police said when they confronted Alfaro with the girls’ allegations he admitted babysitting them but denied sexually assaulting them.

“I’m a grandfather I would never do that,” police said he told detectives.

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