Stamford man charged with molesting young girl

A Stamford man is facing multiple charges after police say he started sexually assaulting a relative when she was just 9 years old.Jose Pirir was

STAMFORD - A Stamford man is facing multiple charges after police say he started sexually assaulting a relative when she was just 9 years old.

Jose Pirir was arrested after a weeklong investigation.

Officers say the girl, now 15, came forward to a friend who encouraged her to seek help from an adult.

They say she suffered many years of abuse because she thought no one would believe her.

Police say Pirir also threatened to hurt members of the girl's family if she told anyone what happened.

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