Police: Trumbull man accused of sexual assault in Newtown

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NEWTOWN — After a months-long investigation, a Trumbull man was charged with sexual assault Friday, the Newtown Police Department said.

Shawn Santoro, 33, of Trumbull, is charged with second-degree sexual assault.

Police said the charge came after a five month investigation into a reported sexual assault. The department did not provide any other details about the case Saturday afternoon.

Santoro was later released on a $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Danbury Superior Court on Feb. 1, police said.

Those who have suffered from sexual assault can speak to specialists for support, information, advice or a referral by calling the free and confidential National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673). Those who wish to chat online with trained specialists, which is also free and confidential, can also go to www.RAINN.org/Get-Help. Help is available 24/7.

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