An 18-year-old New London man has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and other charges related to an alleged incident in McCook Point Park in Niantic earlier this summer.
Gabriel Martinez, of 44 Chester Street, entered the plea in to charges of first-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a child, second-degree breach of peace, and simple trespass. According to The Day, the East Lyme Police Department arrested Martinez on the evening of June 8 on charges of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.
Martinez is free on a $20,000 non-surety bond. The court ordered that he have no contact with the girl and set his next court appearance for Aug. 22.