Groton enlisted sailor charged with risk of injury, enticing a minor by computer

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Groton — An enlisted sailor at the Naval Submarine Base turned himself in to state police Tuesday on a warrant on charges of risk of injury and enticing a minor by computer, police said.

State police troopers and Eastern District Major Crimes detectives began an investigation after an individual reported in December that her juvenile child, while home sick from school the day before, had sexual relations with a 27-year-old man, according to the police report.

Chazzman Chung, the sailor, confessed on Feb. 14 to cultivating a relationship with the juvenile victim using the Grindr social media app, police said in the report.

Police said Chung admitted to picking up the juvenile in Griswold without permission from the juvenile's parents, and to having sexual contact with the juvenile in Chung's barracks room. Chung then brought the juvenile back to the juvenile's home.

State police troopers, along with Eastern District Major Crimes detectives, prepared the warrant and a New London Superior Court judge signed the warrant, and it was decided that the Naval Criminal Investigative Services would investigate the incident, according to the report.

Chung, now 28, of 65 Ohio Ave. was released on a $100,000 surety bond and is due to appear in Norwich Superior Court on April 18, according to police.

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