Police: Lengthy Child Abuse Investigation Leads to Arrest of Danbury Man
The Danbury Police Department has just announced that they have finally captured a man accused of sexually abusing two young Danbury girls, after the suspect was detained at the US/Mexican border in Texas.
According to Danbury Police, they received a complaint regarding the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl in November of 2019. The accused abuser has been identified as 33-year-old Juan Perez-Barbahona, and the reports of his alleged abuse against the 12-year-old female go back several years.
During the course of the initial Danbury Police investigation, an 11-year-old girl was also identified as an additional victim of abuse by Perez-Barbahona. Danbury Police made several unsuccessful attempts to locate Perez-Barbahona, due to the fact that, according to Immigrations and Customs, Perez-Barbahona had fled the country just days after the initial complaints were lodged against him in November of 2019. An arrest warrant was issued at the time.
On March 10, 2021, Danbury Police received a notification that Perez-Barbahona was being held by the US Customs and Border Patrol in Corpus Christi, Texas. Danbury Police took custody of Perez-Barbahona on Friday, March 19, 2021, and transported him back to Connecticut, where he is now being held on a $250,000 bond.
Perez-Barbahona faces numerous charges:
- Sexual Assault, 1st Degree (3 counts)
- Sexual Assault, 4th degree (3 counts)
- Risk of Injury: Sexual Contact (7 counts)
- Risk of Injury: Impairing the Morals of a Minor (7 counts)