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New London man charged with beating, sexually assaulting woman in Mansfield

By Izaskun E. Larrañeta

Publication: theday.com

Published April 16. 2013 1:00PM   Updated April 16. 2013 3:16PM

Mansfield — State police on Monday arrested a New London man who they say brutally beat and sexually assaulted a woman.

Miguel Troche-Cabrera, 21, was charged with first-degree sexual assault, first-degree strangulation, first-degree assault, first-degree unlawful restraint, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peace and sixth-degree larceny.

Police said they received a call from a resident at the Eagle Court apartments at 11:45 p.m. Monday reporting that a woman was outside the residence with severe injuries.

The victim was first taken to Windham Hospital, then flown by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital. Police said the victim is in stable condition.

Police said the victim was sexually assaulted while walking in the neighborhood. A male subject was seen fleeing the scene on a bicycle.

State Police from Troop C in Tolland and detectives from the Eastern District Major Crime Unit processed the crime scene.

Police broadcast a description of the suspect. Coventry police found Troche-Cabrera riding a bicycle on Route 275, and he was taken into custody.

Troche-Cabrera was held in lieu of a $200,000 bond. He was arraigned Tuesday in Rockville Superior Court.

Troche-Cabrera has been arrested several times. In November, he was arrested after police said he started a fire in a shopping cart in a vacant building on the former Miner & Alexander property in New London.

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