Brookfield man accused of harassing Sherman teen
SHERMAN — A Brookfield man has been charged with harassment after police say he sent inappropriate messages to a Sherman resident then started messaging her 14-year-old sister.
Nicholas J. Mazur, 26, was arrested Thursday on an outstanding warrant stemming from a complaint made against him four months ago.
It all started around 7 p.m. March 25, when Trooper Daniel Albohn was assigned to investigate a harassment complaint in Sherman.
The complainant told the trooper that Mazur had been “sending inappropriate text messages to her cell phone and an inappropriate direct message to [her] Instagram account,” according to an arrest affidavit.
She also told Albohn she had made a complaint about Mazur back in December after he sent her “multiple inappropriate messages and phone calls,” according to the affidavit.
According to the complainant, Mazur had been told by police not to have further contact with her — and he did stop. But then in January, the complainant reached out to Mazur “after feeling guilty about the situation,” according to the affidavit.
The complainant said Mazur apologized “multiple times” and she accepted his apology, “allowing him to contact her so they could remain friends,” according to the affidavit.
As time went on, however, the complainant said Mazur started sending her inappropriate messages again and also contacting her younger sister, according to the affidavit.
Troopers attempted to make contact with Mazur at his Brookfield home the next day, but were unsuccessful. They then called Mazur’s cell phone and got him on the line after several attempts, according to the affidavit.
Troopers then called Mazur’s cell phone and got him on the line after several attempts, according to the affidavit.
Mazur agreed to give a verbal statement over the phone, but refused to give a written one or meet troopers in person, according to the affidavit.
Police said Mazur admitted to being in contact with the complainant but denied ever having contact with her younger sister.
After troopers explained what the complaint against him was about, Mazur “immediately became defensive,” according to the affidavit, and he told troopers “he would not say anything else without a lawyer.”
A warrant for Mazur’s arrest was issued in June.
Mazur was arrested July 18 and charged with second-degree harassment for the messages he sent to the complainant’s 14-year-old sister. Second-degree harassment is a class C misdemeanor.
He was released on $5,000 case-surety bond and arraigned Tuesday at Danbury Superior Court. His next court date is Aug. 13.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that a 14-year-old made the harassment complaint against Mazur. While the victim of the alleged crime was in fact 14, the person who filed the complaint was not.