Police on Monday arrested a 42-year-old Norwalk man by warrant and charged him with two counts of risk of injury to a child, a felony offense, and disorderly conduct.
The charges stem from an investigation that authorities launched in March, according to a police report.
Under state law, a person is guilty of risk of injury to a child if he or she “willfully or unlawfully causes or permits any child under the age of sixteen years to be placed in such a situation that the life or limb of such child is endangered, the health of such child is likely to be injured or the morals of such child are likely to be impaired, or does any act likely to impair the health or morals of any such child,” or “has contact with the intimate parts … of a child under the age of sixteen years or subjects a child under sixteen years of age to contact with the intimate parts of such person, in a sexual and indecent manner likely to impair the health or morals of such child,” among other reasons.
It’s unclear what led to the charges in this case. Police withheld details, saying it’s a domestic matter.
The man turned himself in to police at about 11:45 a.m. on May 22.
He was released on $10,000 bond and scheduled to appear May 23 in state Superior Court.