Sunday, February 13, 2011

Illegal immigrants plead guilty to assault

MIDDLETOWN - Two illegal immigrants pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of providing a teenage girl with alcohol and then sexually assaulting her.

Patrico William Matute, 36, of Clinton and Carlos Celi 29, of Guilford, making their first appearances in court since their January arrest and arraignment, made the pleas through their lawyers in Middlesex Superior Court. Celi is represented by Middletown Public Defender James McKay while attorney Norm Pattis represents Matute.

The men were arrested by Clinton police and members of the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Jan. 7. The arrests stem from a four-month investigation in which a 19-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in Clinton...

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