Wilton man pleads guilty to 2018 sexual assault of 14-year-old

Exterior, Stamford Courthouse, Sept. 20, 2019.

Exterior, Stamford Courthouse, Sept. 20, 2019.

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STAMFORD — A Wilton man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl when he was 18 years old.

Gaston “Alex” Acosta-Rua, now 22, pleaded guilty to a charge of fourth-degree sexual assault, a Class D felony, at the Superior Court in Stamford as part of a plea agreement with state prosecutors.

Under the deal, Acosta-Rua will receive a three-year, fully suspended jail sentence and a three-year conditional discharge, which is a form of probation.

Assistant State’s Attorney Sean McGuinness said in court on Wednesday registering Acosta-Rua as a sex offender was “not necessary.”

Acosta-Rua was arrested in July 2018 on charges of second-degree sexual assault and second-degree reckless endangerment.

McGuinness said on Wednesday the charges were a result of “inappropriate sexual contact” with a 14-year-old girl.

McGuinness added that the victim and her family were “on board” with the plea agreement.