Monroe man allegedly sexually abused a minor at his home over a period of 5 years

Fernando Cachina

MONROE, CT — A local man was arrested on a warrant Tuesday, charging him for the alleged sexual abuse of a minor in his home at 442 Hattertown Road in Monroe. The abuse took place over a period of five years, resulting in 19 counts of sexual assault charges, according to police.

Fernando Cachina, 86, was charged with three counts of risk of injury to a child, six counts of illegal sexual contact with a minor under the age of 13, five counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of third-degree sexual assault, one count of fourth-degree sexual assault, and three counts of second-degree unlawful restraint.

Cachina was released on a $175,000 bond. He will be arraigned at Bridgeport Superior Court, 172 Golden Hill Street in Bridgeport, on Nov. 24.

On April 19, 2021, the Monroe Police Department Detective Division received the report of child sexual abuse that took place in town. In the course of their investigation, detectives determined the sexual abuse of the minor by Cachina had been taking place over a period of five years at his home.

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