When Danbury Sergio Juanacio appeared in Danbury Superior Court Monday, the former Danbury man's bond was raised from $200,000 to $250,000 by Judge Robin Pavia, who said he wasn't only a flight risk in Connecticut, but also to Chicago or to Ecuador.
Juanacio, 39, was arraigned Monday after being extradited from the Cook
County Jail, Chicago, back to Danbury, on nine sexual assault charges that date from 2005 to 2013 in Danbury, according to the arrest warrant application filed in Danbury Superior Court.
The victim was first assaulted when she was a kindergartener attending Pembrook Elementary School. They continued for eight years, the court papers said, typically at the house of a relative, Juanacio. Juanacio was charged with six counts of risk of injury to a minor and three counts of first-degree sexual assault.
The victim revealed the crimes to a health care provider at a Danbury health clinic. She hadn't wanted to reveal the crimes until then, because she feared she wouldn't be allowed to see her cousins, who lived at the house where she was assaulted. After that family moved to Chicago, she said she was free to talk.
In his interview with police, the victim's father said they had suspicions that something was wrong.
"We would often notice that [Jane Doe] was different around Sergio, and now we realize why," her father told police.
information was provided by the Danbury Police Department and Danbury Superior Court. A person
charged with a crime is innocent until having been convicted in court.