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Massachusetts man charged with sexual assault in Groton

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Jonathan Tobey, a 38-year-old man charged with first-degree sexual assault and third-degree sexual assault in Groton, was extradited to Connecticut from Massachusetts on Wednesday.

According to a news release from the Groton Town Police Department, a victim reported Tobey to the police on April 27.

“The victim disclosed at that time that Jonathan D. Tobey had sexually assaulted the victim in December 2021 at a location in Groton, Connecticut,” the police news release reads. “Groton Town Police Criminal Investigation Division conducted follow-up investigation and interviews related to the victim’s complaint. The investigation resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for Jonathan Tobey for first-degree sexual assault and third-degree sexual assault.”

The warrant for Tobey’s arrest was signed on June 14. On June 17, the police department in Yarmouth, Mass., found him and learned he was wanted in Connecticut. He was presented for arraignment in Massachusetts that day and, on Wednesday, “Groton Town Police Criminal Investigation Division personnel extradited Jonathan Tobey from Massachusetts to Connecticut,” the news release reads. Tobey was processed by the Groton Town police and charged as outlined in the arrest warrant issued by New London Superior Court.

Tobey was being held on a $500,000 pending his arraignment in New London Superior Court on Thursday. His last known address was in Yarmouth.

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