A 26-year-old man in Hartford was accused of sexually assaulting a state employee as she left her office on August 11. When the man was taken into custody after the alleged assault, he reportedly explained to detectives that voices in his head had instructed him to grab the woman. The man also reportedly admitted to smoking an illegal K2 synthetic marijuana cigarette before the incident.
The incident took place near Capitol Avenue and Elm Street after the accused man says he had decided to wander around near the state office buildings. When the man noticed the 24-year-old Department of Energy and Environmental Protection employee at around 3:30 p.m., he reportedly began to follow her and then grabbed her from behind. As a result of the incident, the man was held on $750,000 bail and charged with first-degree sexual assault and second-degree breach of peace.