Police in Norwalk Make Arrest of Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Child

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NORWALK, CT – A 31-year-old man has been arrested after a fourth month-long investigation into a possible sexual assault of a young child.

According to police, on March 29, the Special Victims Unit began investigating the sexual assault of a juvenile. Based upon Detective James Thompson’s lengthy investigation and the evidence analysis conducted by the State of Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory, it was determined that Eddy Puchaicela-Lara was the suspect in the assault.

“An arrest warrant was issued for Puchaicela-Lara charging him with Sexual Assault 1, Unlawful Restraint 2 and Illegal Sexual Contact with a Victim Under 16,” police said. “On August 1, 2022, a Norwalk Police Officer assigned to the United States Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Task Force, observed Puchaicela-Lara’s car parked in front of 44 Slocum Street.”

The officer began conducting surveillance and a short time later he observed Puchaicela-Lara exit the house at 44 Slocum Street. Puchaicela-Lara was immediately taken into custody by members of the Special Victims Unit, Special Services Unit and the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force.

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