SOUTHINGTON - A local foster parent has been accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old.
David Boulanger, 65, of 109 Spring Hill Road, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, one count of fourth-degree sexual assault and three counts of risk of injury to a minor.
According to police, the alleged assaults occurred in 2015 and 2016. Police declined to release further details, citing the sealing order placed on the arrest warrant by a judge.
During Boulanger’s arraignment Thursday, in Bristol Superior Court, his attorney said the complainant is a child who was in his client’s foster care. Boulanger provides foster care for children out of his home.
Boulanger’s lawyer also said that he received a report from the state’s Department of Children and Families - which has been involved in the case - indicating his client has never before been investigated by the agency, despite doing foster care for many years.
“I don’t know what the truth is here,” said state prosecutor Jeffrey Lee, adding that he could only base his opinion on what a judge found probable cause for.
Court officials said Boulanger does not have a criminal record. He was issued a protective order that forbids him from contacting or coming within 100 yards of the victim. His case was transferred to New Britain Superior Court - where the most serious matters in the area are prosecuted.
Boulanger, who posted $150,000 bond shortly after his hearing, did not enter a plea. He is due back in court on Oct. 23.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.