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Young Man Faces Statutory Rape Charge After Alleged Sex at Mall

New Britain man charged with sex assault, public indecency.

An 18-year-old from New Britain is facing felony charges after allegedly having sex with his underage girlfriend at the Westfarms mall.

According to Sgt. Patrick Buckley, Raymond Anthony Cancel had consensual sex with his girlfriend, who is 14 years old, in a bathroom at the mall in Farmington. Her parents found out, Buckley said, and made the complaint to police.

Cancel was charged with public indecency, risk of injury to a minor and second-degree sexual assault.

Connecticut law defines statutory rape as sexual contact between two people when one is under 16 years old and the difference in age is greater than two years.

Police said Cancel had no previous criminal history.

He was released on $10,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in court Jan. 22. 

Mark Blore January 18, 2013 at 06:29 PM
While gross, I have to say it is sad that this young mans life will be forever changed bc of a dumb decision between he and his girlfriend. These kids don't realize the seriousness of these laws regarding minors, and when they turn 18 - especially if they're all still in school together - it becomes a real problem. Perhaps more awareness at schools for teens getting ready to turn 18 would help our up and coming young adults understand what is at stake! I would venture that most have no idea or understanding until it is too late.
Roger da Silva January 22, 2013 at 04:52 PM
To: Farmington Patch "reporters"......where is this man’s picture and list his full address!! Neither picture nor a full address is listed in this summary. These are serious actions that he has committed. Everyone in, "The Public" must be made aware and be able to know exactly what he looks like and where he and his family live. Mr. Raymond Anthony Cancel must receive the same treatment in "The Press" as others have recently received. Recent Police Blogs reported online in this Farmington Patch have included picture(s) and full home addresses of people who have been charged with sexual assault in the 4th degree (a minor charge!). Patch please drag Mr. Raymond’s and his families personal life through the MUD as the Patch has done to others.

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