Meriden teen charged with sexual assault released today to mother’s custody

Meriden teen charged with sexual assault released today to mother’s custody

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NEW HAVEN — A 16-year-old charged with felony sexual assault earlier this year was released to his mother’s custody following a hearing Wednesday in New Haven Superior Court. He had been held on bond for about seven months.

Laurenz Harris, 16, was charged Feb. 16 with attempt to commit first-degree sexual assault, third-degree assault, first-degree unlawful restraint, second-degree strangulation and disorderly conduct. He had been held on $10,000 bond since his arrest.

Judge Patrick Clifford released Harris on a promise to appear and placed him on intensive pretrial supervision, including a 24 hour lock-down at his mother’s home. Harris is allowed out for verified attendance at school and to attend counseling or treatment. Clifford reminded Harris that the protective order barring any contact with the victim in the case is still in effect, including the condition to stay at least 100 yards away.

The case was continued to Sept. 26. Clifford advised Harris that if he does not follow the conditions of his electronic monitoring, he will be incarcerated.

Meriden police and Kevin Grenier, inspector at the New Haven prosecutor’s office, have declined to provide information about the arrest, citing ongoing prosecution. The Record-Journal has requested the information under the Freedom of Information Act.


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