Plainville man pleads guilty to having sex with teen

Published on Tuesday, 3 October 2017 16:54
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

STAFF WRITER

PLAINVILLE - A local man has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Spencer Roy, 23, of 25 Forest St., accepted a plea deal Tuesday during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court. He pleaded guilty to one count each of risk of injury to a minor and violation of a protective order.

Roy, who is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 28 and is being held on $130,000 bond, is expected to receive five years in prison, suspended after service of 15 months, and five years’ probation, Paul Rotiroti, state prosecutor, said.

A statement written by the victim’s father will be read during the sentencing.

According to Rotiroti, Roy, then-22, had sex in 2016 with a 14-year-old girl who was in a relationship with him. His arrest was made after the girl gave police a statement, detailing their sexual encounters.

Additionally, the prosecutor said, Roy admitted to having sex with the girl while speaking to police. After Roy’s first arrest, Rotiroti continued, he continued seeing the teen, in violation of a protective order that had been issued by a judge.

Roy was first arrested Nov. 1 on a felony charge of illegal sexual contact with a victim under 16 years old.  

Roy was then charged again on Jan. 17, this time on charges of violation of a protective order and first-degree violating conditions of release. He was then arrested Feb. 7 on another count of violation of a protective order. The order had been issued after his November arrest and barred him from contacting the complainant.

According to the arrest warrant in the second violation, Roy had allegedly been trying to contact the teen through an intermediary between Jan. 23-30. Police said he had been messaging someone through social media, asking her to tell the teen he still loves her and to ask if she still loves him.  

Roy was then arrested again on May 9 and charged with four counts of second-degree sexual assault of a minor, three counts of risk of injury to a minor and two counts of providing a false statement.

During a previous court hearing, Roy’s attorney, Richard Goodine, said the most recent charges stem from new information that had come to light. Further information from the victim is what ultimately led to the most recent charges being filed, he had said.

The arrest warrants in some of Roy’s cases were ordered sealed after his arrests.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at jmuszynski@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, Plainville on Tuesday, 3 October 2017 16:54. Updated: Tuesday, 3 October 2017 16:57.