ORIGINAL COMPLAINT FOUND TO BE FALSE. THE FOLLOWING IS AN UPDATED PRESS RELEASE:
On 08/01/17 at approximately 4:40pm, a sex assault at Jennings Beach was reported to the Detective Bureau at Police Headquarters. While investigating these allegations, the Detective Bureau found no evidence to corroborate the victim’s account of what had occurred. After further investigation, the 18 year old female complainant who resides in Bridgeport retracted her statement to Detectives and confirmed that she was not a victim of a sexual assault, nor was she the victim of any other crime.
Despite the outcome of this incident the Fairfield Police Department takes every report of sexual assault seriously and conducts a full and thorough investigation into all complaints. It is our hope that this discovery does not discourage future crime victims from coming forward and restores public confidence that our community is safe.
Any further questions regarding this case can be directed to Fairfield Police Department, (203)254-4808, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637).
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:
On August 1, 2017, at approximately 11:45 am, a sexual assault occurred at Jennings Beach, in one of the walking paths that lead from the beach to the parking lot. The pathway was on the east side of the lot. The suspect is described by the victim as a black male, approximately 19 years old, 5’10” to 6 feet tall, medium complexion, average build. He was wearing a bright red t-shirt, zip-fly shorts, and beige sandals. He was seen walking west on the beach with two other black males of similar age minutes before the assault.
Anyone with information regarding this sex assault or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Fairfield Police Detective Bureau, (203)254-4840, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) with keyword "FPD".
All calls and tips may remain anonymous.