Wallingford police arrest man on sexual assault charges

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© The following photo of Augustine Castro was provided by the Wallingford Police Department. © The following photo of Augustine Castro was provided by the Wallingford Police Department.
WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A New Haven man was arrested after police said he sexually assaulted a child from Wallingford for a six-year period.

Augustine Castro, 33, was charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor and one court of first-degree sexual assault.

Police said Castro sexually assaulted a child between the ages of six and eight from 2001 to 2006.

The victim reported the incidents to police in September, and Castro was arrested.

He is being held on a $200,000 bond and was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court Thursday. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 23.

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