Kidnapping suspect arrested in New Britain; two teen girls targeted

NEW BRITAIN -- Police said they arrested a man who  attempted to kidnap two teens, briefly taking one of them.

New Britain police said around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, they were called to Black Rock Avenue for a reported kidnapping.

Police said two teen girls, ages 14 and 15, said they were walking on Black Rock Avenue when a man in a SUV asked them for sex in exchange for money.

Police said he then forced the 14-year-old into his vehicle and the 15-year-old took off on foot.  The 15-year-old found a bystander who she asked to call the police. The suspect drove by the 15-year-old’s location and she ran up to the vehicle and tried to free her friend.

Police said the 14-year-old managed to wiggle out of the passenger side window, falling out onto the roadway to escape.  The two juveniles ran back to the bystander’s location until police arrived.

Police said the 14-year-old told police that while in the car, she was forced to inappropriately touch the suspect.  The witness on scene and the juveniles gave a partial plate on the suspect’s vehicle and officers quickly identified the car involved.

Officers responded the registered owner’s address and Alan Dejesus, 28, of New Britain was identified as the known operator.  Police said Dejesus was positively identified as the suspect.

Dejesus was arrested and charged with kidnapping in the first degree, two counts of risk of injury, sexual assault in the third degree, unlawful restraint, assault in the third degree and breach of peace.

Dejesus was held on a $750,000.00 bond.