Former Meriden dentist has home confinement modified during court appearance

Former Meriden dentist has home confinement modified during court appearance

Record-Journal


NEW HAVEN — A Wallingford man and former Meriden dentist accused of sexual assaulting three female patients was allowed an exception on his electronic monitoring to visit a storage facility in order to sell dental supplies. He is also allowed to visit his attorney’s office and attend counseling and treatment session.

The changes to his home confinement were made during an appearance in New Haven Superior Court on Wednesday.

Jeffrey Krahling, 51, of 94 Summerhill Road, was charged by warrant in July with conspiracy to commit home invasion, two counts each of violation of a protective order and stalking, and three counts each of intimidation of a witness, tampering with a witness and criminal mischief. The charges stem from stalking and vandalism reported by one of his accusers.

In September and October of 2016, Krahling was charged with three counts of fourth-degree sexual assault in connection with incidents involving female patients at his former Meriden office, 12 Curtis St. All three reported that Krahling placed his genitals on them while performing dental procedures. In late October 2016, Krahling was suspended from practicing.

In December 2016, he was charged with two counts each of risk of injury to a minor and attempted assault on a police officer and one count each of first-degree stalking, first-degree burglary, intimidating a witness, tampering with a witness, and second-degree criminal mischief, after one of his accusers reported vandalism at her home. The woman said red paint was poured on her driveway and front porch on Nov. 18. Two days later, she saw an SUV driving suspiciously and a short time later heard someone smash her rear slider door and kitchen window, according to police.

On another date police noticed the front of her home had been spray painted with black paint. The next day police responded after a neighbor reported hearing noises coming from the woman’s home and seeing a man on the front porch, the report said. An SUV fled when an officer arrived and the officer recognized Krahling as the driver. Police eventually stopped Krahling’s vehicle and found a hammer in the SUV, the report said.

Krahling has posted about $705,000 bond for all of the charges and has been on GPS monitoring and home confinement since December.

The judge previously allowed Krahling to leave his home for medical appointments and for conducting business related to closing his dental practice. Krahling is represented by attorney Norm Pattis. Pattis made the request for the additional exceptions to the home confinement, which were granted by Judge Patrick Clifford. Clifford noted the exceptions had to be verified by probation or the bail commissioner. The new exceptions allow Krahling to meet with potential buyers at his storage unit in Wallingford, where he is storing dental equipment from his practice, according to statements in court. Krahling is also allowed to attend any substance abuse, mental health or medical treatment sessions and to meet with Pattis at the attorney’s office, after Pattis cited a pending civil case. Krahling has been inpatient for treatment, according to statements in court. The case was continued to Oct. 18.


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