Trumbull teen sentenced for kidnap, sex assault of 8-year-old girl
A 16-year-old Trumbull youth was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.
Standing beside his mother, Quincy Andrews apologized for his actions to Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin.
Andrews had previously pleaded guilty to first-degree kidnapping, fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child.
The judge sentenced Andrews to 15 years, suspended after he serves five years in prison and followed by 25 years’ probation. He also ordered Andrews to register as a sex offender.
“This crime ripped apart my daughter’s childhood and plunged her mind into the darkness of violence, brutal sexual attacks and threats,” the girl’s mother said in a statement read to the judge by a victim’s advocate. “She has endured repeated nightmares and is unable to play outdoors without fear.”
Police said Andrews had previously been bullying the young girl, who lived in the same condominium complex and that at least one incident, in which Andrews shoved the girl on the ground as she exited the school bus, had been reported to school authorities.
On May 8, 2017, police said the victim was riding her bicycle in the parking lot of the condominium complex when Andrews grabbed her, put his hand over her mouth and dragged her inside his home. He then pulled off her clothes and sexually assaulted her as she screamed for him to stop, police said.
During a forensic interview, police said the girl disclosed that Andrews had previously sexually assaulted her in his home after forcing her to watch pornographic videos on his cellphone.