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New Milford man pleads not guilty to stalking charges

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NEW MILFORD -

A man from New Milford has pleaded not guilty to charges involving a nine-year-old girl, including stalking.

Michael Romano was arrested back in December on allegations of assault and risk of injury to a child.

According to investigators, Romano gave his girlfriend's daughter an iPhone and instructed her to send nude photos of herself.

When she didn't, Romano allegedly hit her with a belt.

The woman and child were given protective orders at the time.

Prosecutors say Romano violated those orders last month, leading to more charges.

He's due back in court later this month.

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