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01-25-2017, 06:24 AM

Manchester Police Say Man Assaulted Young Girl Over Two Years



Police arrested a Hartford man on charges that he sexually assaulted a young girl over a two-year period.

Richard Drake, 45, of 780 Tower Ave., faces three counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of risk of injury to a minor. Drake posted bail of $100,000 and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 17.

The girl told a local teacher in October 2016 that a man who knew her family "wanted to have sexual intercourse with her," according to an arrest warrant affidavit. The teacher notified the state Department of Children and Family Services, and that agency contacted police.

The girl, who was 12 when interviewed on Oct. 18, said Drake started molesting her when she was about 9, police said. The assaults escalated from touching over the girl's clothes to sexual penetration, police said.