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Middletown man sexually abused minors more than a dozen times

Middletown man sexually abused minors more than a dozen times

A file photo of Connecticut State Police patrol cars. Scott Predom, 60, of Middletown, is accused of repeatedly sexually abusing an underage boy in Enfield, Willington and East Hampton, police said.

A file photo of Connecticut State Police patrol cars. Scott Predom, 60, of Middletown, is accused of repeatedly sexually abusing an underage boy in Enfield, Willington and East Hampton, police said.

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A Middletown man is accused of sexually abusing an underage boy more than a dozen times in three different cities, according to police.

Connecticut State Police charged 60-year-old Scott Predom on Tuesday in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred in Willington in the summer of 2023. Enfield police also charged Predom in April for incidents that allegedly occurred in their jurisdiction.

According to a Connecticut State Police arrest warrant, Enfield police learned of the sexual assault in Willington during an investigation and notified state detectives.

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An Enfield police officer met with a relative of the victim in late February to discuss the sexual abuse allegations. The relative, a 54-year-old woman, stated that the victim, a 14-year-old boy, had exchanged inappropriate text messages with Predom. She said she learned about the text messages when another relative, an underage girl, discovered the messages while searching the boy’s phone, the warrant states.

An Enfield police report included in the arrest warrant shows the boy was interviewed in March and disclosed “numerous instances of sexual abuse by Predom.” The boy told police that Predom sexually abused him more than 20 times over a three-year period in various locations, including Willington, East Hampton and Enfield, it says.

East Hampton Police Chief Dennis Woessner said Wednesday that his agency is actively investigating Predom.

In Willington, the boy said Predom sexually assaulted him multiple times while he was parked at a cemetery, according to a state police arrest warrant. The boy said this happened when he was 13 years old, leading police to believe the incidents occurred in the summer of 2023.

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Enfield police arrested Predom on April 21 in connection with alleged incidents in that city. He is charged with three counts of fourth-degree sexual assault, three counts of unlawful sexual contact, and one count each of endangering a child and enticement of a minor.

The next day, state police detectives met with Predom at state Supreme Court in Hartford to question him further. In the interview, Predom admitted to touching the boy and said the juvenile “initiated the sexual contact,” according to the arrest warrant.

During the interrogation, state police told Predom that there were inconsistencies in his testimony. Predom became angry and immediately ended the interrogation by standing up and saying, “That’s it, we’re done, goodbye,” the arrest warrant said.

Connecticut State Police charged Predom on Tuesday with endangering a minor, unlawful sexual contact with a minor under 16, and second- and third-degree sexual assault.

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Predom is being held on $1.5 million bail and is scheduled to appear in state Supreme Court in Hartford on July 31 in the Enfield case and a remote hearing on Aug. 16 in the Willington case, court records show.

Anyone who has been a victim of sexual violence can contact specialists for support, information, advice or a referral by calling the free and confidential National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673). Anyone who would like to chat online with trained specialists, which is also free and confidential, can also contact: RAINN.org/Get-Help. Help is available 24 hours a day.

To report cases of child exploitation, visit www.CyberTipline.com.

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