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Greenwich Man Attacks Woman With Log During Picnic

The 19-year-old Greenwich man was arrested after an incident at a family gathering in Stamford where party-goers claimed he demanded sex from an underage minor, punched a man in the face and struck a woman with a log.

A 19-year-old Greenwich man was arrested Sunday following a commotion caused at a family gathering at Scalzi Park in the city. 

Officers responding to a call at the park discovered a man with a swollen face who alleged he'd just been struck in the face by a man who had been attending the gathering, police announced Monday.

Police said they detained Geovani A. Espada, who gave an address of 7 Chestnut St., Greenwich, as he was attempting to exit the park. He was brought back to the gathering and police said positively identified by the first victim as the man who struck him.

A second victim, who identified the Espada as her cousin's son, alleged that Espada had demanded sex from her 13-year-old daughter as the girl left the bathroom, police said.

The girl also detailed for authorities an incident in which she alleged Espada said he would cause physical harm to the girl if she told police about the demands, authorities reported.

As more people from the party got involved, Espada allegedly became combative and struck the first man in the face, and then struck the second victim near the neck and shoulder with a log while her daughter was close enough where the girl could have been harmed, police said.

Police said there was never any physical contact between the girl and Espada, and the minor declined to give a sworn statement to authorities.

Espada was held on charges of two counts of assault, breach of peace, threatening and risk of injury to a child. Information on his bond and court date were not released.

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