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.

william.lambert@hearstmediact.com