Higganum Man Arrested After Allegedly Sexually Abusing Child

A 33-year-old Higganum man was arrested after an investigation that resulted from a 19-month old being brought to Yale's Emergency room for an injury to the pelvic region.


The following is a press release from the North Branford Police Department.

On Jan. 12, 2013, the North Branford Police Department arrested Joseph Lane, 33, of Higganum. Lane a registered sex offender listed on the State of Connecticut Sex Offender Registry. Lane is charged with first-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor and two counts of violation of probation.

The arrest stems from a report received from Department of Children and Families on Jan. 10. This report was regarding to a 19-month-old child that was brought to Yale-New Haven Hospital Emergency room for an injury to the pelvic region.

After an investigation conducted by Department of Children and Families and members of the North Branford Police Department, Lane was arrested after an arrest warrant was applied for and granted. 

He was held on a total of $550,000 bond – $250,000 for the sexual assault warrant, $200,000 for one Violation of Probation warrant and $100,000 for the other. He was held over the weekend and brought to court on Jan. 14 for arraignment on the listed charges. 

Craig January 14, 2013 at 09:14 PM
And yet CT has repealed the death penalty. This is definitely what this creep deserves.
Ex Republican January 14, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Why is this scumbag not locked up forever? If you let him out, he will do it again. Put him in Gen Pop and the state will save money.
Buck January 15, 2013 at 12:57 AM
I couldn't agree more.
Keep the river front for all of us January 15, 2013 at 12:27 PM
He is about as low as a human being can be...........put him in prison for life.....inmates just "love" child sexual abusers............give him a taste of his own medicine.


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