Torrington sex offender charged
WINCHESTER — A Torrington man who is a convicted sex offender was arrested again Friday morning and charged with sexual assault, according to a police news release.
Jean Y. Leconte, 30, of Park Avenue in Torrington, is accused of approaching a woman in a Winsted shop and “performing an act of sexual depravity on her” while she was picking items up off the floor, the release said.
Leconte was identified by his photo in the Connecticut Sex Offender Registry, the release said. He has prior convictions in Fairfield and Trumbull for similar offenses, police said in the release.
Leconte is charged with
fourth-degree sexual assault, public indecency and second-degree breach of peace. He was arraigned in Torrington Superior Court and his bail was set at $10,000.
The Sex Offender Registry says that Leconte “on numerous occasions between 2010 and 2013 went to department stores and
masturbated in public,” including on “at least two occasions” left bodily fluids on victims.
Online Judicial Department records show Leconte received a suspended sentence of six months in prison in 2014 on charges of obscenity and public indecency. He also was sentenced at that time to two years of probation, and that probation was continued in 2015 to an unspecified date, the online records show.
The charges were brought by Fairfield police stemming from an April 2013 allegation.
In a separate case listed in the online Judicial Department records, Leconte also received a suspended prison sentence and probation on charges of fourthdegree sexual assault, obscenity and public indecency.
That case stemmed from an August 2013 “offense date,” the online records
show. In a 2014 case, Leconte also was convicted of fourth-degree sexual assault and public indecency, stemming from a 2010 “offense date,” in Fairfield, the records show.
The case in Trumbull, also listed with an “offense date” of 2010, resulted in 2014 in a suspended sentence of six months on charges of public indecency and second-degree breach of peace, online Judicial Department records show.