Thursday, August 16, 2007

Police Officer having sex with a 15-year-old boy. In Connecticut, the age of consent is 16. What are we talking here.. Wooooooowww We better send the FBI there. there must be plagued of pedophiles, and sexual predators.Any girl or boy at 16 years of age can have sex? What a great moral values? What a great Education? What a shame Waterbury CT?

Former Waterbury police officer faces more sex charges

A former Waterbury police lieutenant already facing charges of sexually assaulting a teenage boy was arrested again Wednesday after police said they found child pornography on his computer.

Robert Kennedy, 46, turned himself in to police headquarters after learning an arrest warrant charging him with third-degree possession of child pornography had been issued. Kennedy was released on a promise to appear Aug. 22 in Waterbury Superior Court. These new charges stem from an investigation that began when Kennedy was arrested in May on charges of having sex with a 15-year-old boy. In Connecticut, the age of consent is 16.

As part of the investigation, investigators seized a computer from Kennedy's Willow Street home.

Police said Wednesday they found images of children of various ages engaging in sexual acts and posing. They would not say how many images were on the computer.

Authorities don't believe Kennedy took the pictures.

After Kennedy appears in court here, Waterbury State's Attorney John A. Connelly believes the case will be transferred to New Britain Superior Court, which is where the sex assault charges against Kennedy are being prosecuted.

Six other men face charges of sexually assaulting the boy in separate incidents. They will also be prosecuted in New Britain to avoid the case's notoriety here.

Kennedy, who had been a police officer since 1995, left the force after his arrest. He says he resigned, while police say he was fired.

Neither Kennedy, nor his lawyer, Hubert J. Santos of Hartford, could be reached for comment Wednesday.

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