Plumber charged in Trumbull sex assault
TRUMBULL — A convicted sex offender working as a plumber for a local company has been charged with sexually assaulting a local woman in her home.
Roberto Rodriguez, 55, of Benson Terrace, Bridgeport, was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, disorderly conduct and second-degree unlawful restraint.
He was released after posting $30,000 bond.
Police said officers were sent to a home on a complaint of a sexual assault. The female resident was crying and said she had been sexually assaulted by her plumber.
Police said the woman told them she had called a local plumbing company to fix a leak in her bathtub and they had sent a man later identified as Rodriguez to her home.
After he fixed the leak, police said Rodriguez got up and complained to the woman that he had injured his back, police said.
When she went to assist him, police said Rodriguez grabbed the woman with both hands, police said.
She tried to fend him off, but Rodriguez grabbed her in a hug and refused to let her go, police said. Rodriguez then began kissing the woman on the neck, police said.
Police said the woman finally broke free and fled the house. Rodriguez drove away.
Police said Rodriguez later admitted being at the woman’s home but denied sexually assaulting her.
According to court records, in 1995, Rodriguez was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in Holyoke, Mass., while he was working there as a janitor.
He was a registered sex offender in Massachusetts until 2017 when he moved to New Jersey.