Southington Police announced on Aug. 10, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Richard Hancock, age 44 of Newington, CT was taken into custody without incident by Bristol Superior Court Marshalls at GA # 17 Bristol Superior Court. Hancock was transported to Southington Police Headquarters, processed and charged with third degree assault, disorderly conduct and first degree sexual assault. Hancock was held on a $250,000 court set bond and was arraigned on Monday, Aug. 13 at GA # 17 Bristol Superior Court.
On Feb. 7, 2018 the female victim reported that on Dec. 06, 2017 she had allegedly been physically and sexually assaulted by Hancock at a residence in Southington. The victim reported injuries as a result of the incident and sought treatment at a local hospital. The victim and Hancock were known acquaintances prior to this incident.
No further information will be released at this time.