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Man Faces Sexual Assault Charge in Greenwich

Greenwich Police say the suspect offered the victim a ride home.


Greenwich Police have arrested a man on a sexual assault charge in connection with the reported forcible fondling of a female acquaintance who accepted his offer to drive her home.

According to police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray, the 22-year-old victim and the suspect were driving home and "he got off the highway (I-95) and pulled into the parking lot" of Walgreens, 1333 E. Putnam Ave. in Riverside, shortly before 3 a.m. April 13. 

According to a police report, the victim fled the car, taking the car keys, and ran into the pharmacy and reported an attempted rape. When officers arrived in the parking lot about 2:51 a.m., they found the suspect inside the car. 

The man, identified as Ivan S. Ochoa, 31, of 741 Brewster St., Bridgeport, told officers that he was waiting for his wife and denied any involvement in the incident, according to the report.

“When confronted with the keys, Ochoa recanted and related he was giving the victim a ride home,” according to the report. Gray would not say where the pair was coming from or where they were going because “it would identify the victim.”

Ochoa was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and second-degree breach of peace. His bond was set at $10,000. He was not released from custody because the Immigration and Naturalization Service had a detainer order for him because he was deported from the U.S. in 2012 and reentered the country.

Ochoa is scheduled to appear April 21 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

 

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