West Hartford Police arrest known sex offender for alleged repeat offense

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WEST HARTFORD -- Police arrested a man Saturday, charging him with sexual assault of a minor. The man was already a convicted sex offender.

Around 2:30 p.m., Police were called to a home on  Hillcrest Avenue on a report of a man, identified as Kevin Duverger, grabbing a juvenile and touching them inappropriately.

The complainant's 9-year-old daughter stated that Duverger grabbed her by the arms, put her on his lap, and kissed her neck multiple times.

The investigation following the incident led to a separate, nearby residence on Hillcrest avenue where police found Duverger.

Duverger admitted to grabbing the girl to police and then arrested. It was also discovered that Duverger is on the Sex Offender registry for a similar incident in 2009.

At the time of the incident, Duverger was babysitting for both a 6-year-old and 7-year-old boy. The mother of the victim said this happened at a birthday party.

Statements made on scene indicated that possible crimes had occurred with Duverger and the boys.

The investigation is on going.

Duverger is being charged with sexual assault to in the fourth degree under the age of 16 and Risk of injury to a minor and will be in court Monday.