Darien Police on Tuesday brought additional felony charges of sexual assault and child pornography against the 24-year-old New Canaan man first arrested last week. Quinten Yonkers appeared Wednesday in state Superior Court in Stamford on new felony charges that included two counts of risk of injury to a minor, two counts of promoting a minor in an obscene performance and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault.
New Canaan Police had arrested Yonkers last Thursday by warrant following a months-long investigation by the New Canaan Police Investigative Section.
According to a New Canaan Police arrest warrant application signed Aug. 18 by Superior Court Judge William F. Clark, Yonkers during a confession interview that day at his Weed Street home was asked by investigators “if he had ever been alone with children and/or did he inappropriately ever touch any child.”
“He did state that he had babysat the two children of a Darien family on many occasions,” according to an affidavit from New Canaan Police Officer Michael O’Sullivan, a 21-year veteran of the department who works in its Investigative Section. “Quinten denied inappropriately touching the children.”
According to a press release issued Wednesday by Darien Police, detectives determined through interviews and analysis of Yonkers’s devices that he “had been in contact with minors who reside in Darien for an extended period of time.”
“Further investigation revealed evidence that Yonkers had made inappropriate and unlawful contact with, and had taken and video/images of, the aforementioned minors,” the press release said. Darien Police obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday.