Meriden dentist previously accused of sexual assault appears in court on stalking charges

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MERIDEN — A Meriden dentist appeared in court Monday after he was arrested three times earlier this year on sexual assault charges — and then was arrested again Friday night on various charges, including stalking.

On Friday at around 10 p.m., Meriden Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress. According to police, Krahling tried to break into the victim’s home by smashing a back door.

The victim told officers she’d already moved out because she was being stalked, and she thinks Krahling was responsible for previous vandalism to her home.

Police said when they arrived they saw a car leaving the area, and learned it was registered to Jeffrey Krahling. The car was driving recklessly fast without headlights on, and apparently almost hit a police car.

Police said they weren’t able to stop the car but they found that Krahling was involved in the incident, and he was cornered him at his condo in Wallingford with the assistance of the Wallingford Police Department and the State Police. He and his wife, Adadonna Daquidag, had to be removed from the car.

Jeffrey Krahling

Jeffrey Krahling

The couple’s two children were found in the backseat. The Department of Children and Families was notified and placed the children in the care of a guardian.

“It turns out Mr. Krahling has a history with the resident of that house, in which they have been victimized through his actions in the past,” said Meriden Sgt. Chris Fry.

In Krahling’s driver’s side door they found a hammer, which is believed to have been used to smash the  victim’s door.

For Friday’s incident, Krahling was charged with two counts of risk of injury, second-degree criminal mischief, violation of a restraining order, first-degree stalking, third-degree criminal mischief, tampering with a witness, intimidating a witness, breach of peace, reckless endangerment, interfering with police, two counts of criminal attempt to commit assault on an officer and reckless driving. His bond was set at $1 million.

Daquidag was also arrested, and is charged with two counts of risk of injury to a child, conspiracy to commit assault on a police officer, hindering in the second degree and interfering with police. Bond was set at $100,000.

Krahling, 51, is a dentist with a practice in Meriden. In September and October he was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault in three cases. Police said he is accused of sexually assaulting patients as they were undergoing procedures at his office.

Krahling, was released on a $100,000  bond for those charges and at that time was still licensed to practice.