Cops: New Haven man allegedly 'illegally entered' Hamden home, sexually assaulted child

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Antwuane Darden

Antwuane Darden

Hamden Police Department

HAMDEN — A New Haven man is accused of illegally entering a home and sexually assaulting a child as they slept, according to Hamden police.

Antwuane Darden, 37, is charged with first-degree sexual assault, home invasion and risk of injury to a minor, police said.

Officers were called to a residence “located in the southern section of town” for a report of suspicious activity Saturday, Capt. Ronald Smith said in an email.

“Officers determined that Antwuane Darden, a registered sex offender, illegally entered the residence and sexually assaulted a young child, while he/she slept. The child was subsequently transported to a local hospital for medical treatment,” Smith said.

Darden was held in lieu of $500,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Meriden Feb. 22.

Smith said Detective Angelo DeLieto of the Hamden Police Department Special Victims Unit conducted the investigation.