Arrest made in sexual assault of minor

Police made an arrest on Tuesday in connection with a rape of a minor back in June. The suspect is being held on a half million doll ar bond

On Dec. 9 at 11:15 A.M., police arrested Walter Ronewicz, 76, at his Southington residence.

Police said Ronewicz was charged with one count of sexual assault in the first degree and one count of risk of injury to a minor.

An arrest warrant was issued as a result of an investigation of an incident that was reported to the Department of Children and Families in June 2014, Southington police said. The warrant, said police, accuses Ronewicz of sexually assaulting the victim (who is a minor) within the Town of Southington.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Southington Police Department for booking.

Ronewicz was held on a $500,000 court issued bond and given an appearance date of Dec. 10, in Bristol Superior Court.

The arrest warrant was sealed. Police said no other details are forthcoming.


Walter Ronewicz

Walter Ronewicz

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