A Connecticut man was recently arrested after it was revealed that he sexually assaulted a minor, but rather than admit wrong, he tried to create an excuse for his crime.
Matthew Noto, 20, said he thought the 12-year-old girl was “15 going on 16.”
Police didn’t buy his argument and proceeded to arrest him.
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The victim allegedly thought the “boy” she was seeing was 17 or 18, not 20.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Police reached out to the victim, and discovered that the scenario was even worse than originally thought.
The child told police that she had sex with Noto once, and they had done so without utilizing protection, making what was already an abhorrent crime that demanded justice even more reckless. Noto reportedly told her not to tell any of her friends about the act.
Police confronted Noto with the situation, and he admitted to relations, but claimed that he believed that the victim was slightly older than she was — according to the Connecticut General Assembly website, that’s still under age for the state of Connecticut.
Noto has since been charged with sexual assault of a minor and risk of injury to a minor.
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