Former North Stonington man sentenced for sexual assault of teenager

A former North Stonington man was sentenced Wednesday in New London Superior Court to three years in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl over a seven-year period.

Allan H. Smith, 22, pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a minor. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison, suspended after three years served, and 10 years of probation.

The victim, a teenager, disclosed to a school psychologist in March 2013 that Smith had been sexually assaulting her for seven years, according to an arrest warrant. The psychologist notified the school principal and called state police. After a three-month investigation, Smith was arrested.

When confronted by police, Smith admitted to sexually assaulting the girl, according to the affidavit. He said he was “disgusted with himself and has made some serious mistakes.”

At his court sentencing, defense attorney Michael A. Blanchard said Smith has accepted responsibility for his conduct and believes he will benefit from treatment.

Smith did not speak on his own behalf.

Judge Hillary B. Strackbein said that while on probation, he will have to register as a sexual offender.

“You have caused damage to someone who trusted you,” Strackbein said.

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