Unsealed warrant details sexual assault from 2008

Published on Saturday, 5 November 2016 20:17
Written by LISA BACKUS


NEWINGTON - A newly unsealed arrest warrant indicates a young woman in psychiatric treatment told a clinician last year that a local women had sexually assaulted her seven years before at a Newington address.

Tammy Linteau, 49, of 418 Willard Avenue, was served with an arrest warrant Oct. 17 charging her with one count of first-degree sexual assault. The warrant for Linteau’s arrest was unsealed by court officials Thursday.

The young woman told a clinician in April of 2015 that Linteau had taken her pants off and fondled her in 2008 when she was 11 years old. The young woman said she had never told anyone of the abuse until she was in a psychiatric program at St. Francis Hospital where she felt safe.

The young woman believed Linteau was high on cocaine when the incident happened. The young woman’s sister told investigators that she saw Linteau playing with a young boy and she appeared to be focusing on touching the child’s groin. The sister also said she believed Linteau was high on drugs at the time. When the boy was interviewed by state Department of Children and Family staff, he denied being inappropriately touched by Linteau.

Police requested an interview with Linteau in May but she eventually declined to talk to detectives. She was held on $100,000 bond following her arraignment in New Britain Superior Court.

Lisa Backus can be reached at 860-801-5066 or Lbackus@newbritainherald.com.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, Newington on Saturday, 5 November 2016 20:17. Updated: Saturday, 5 November 2016 20:20.