Man accused of sexually assaulting minor at Fairfield rehab center

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A man is accused of sexually assaulting a girl while she visited her grandparent at a rehabilitation center on Christmas Eve.

Dino Carlo Gioia, turned himself in to police on Thursday, and was charged with third-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor, second-degree unlawful restraint and breach of peace.

Police say the incident was reported on Dec. 24, 2019 when the girl's parents notified a staff member at Regal Care of Southport that Gioia had inappropriately touched her daughter.

The girl and her family were at the center vising the girl's grandparent.

Gioia was transported to Bridgeport Superior Court for arraignment on Thursday.

 

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