Police say ex manager sexually assaulted 3 employees

Shelton Police arrested the ex-manager of a local restaurant who is accused of sexually assaulting three employees before fleeing to California following an interview with Detectives last year.

On Thursday, Oct. 26 Shelton Police arrested Bryan Stockbridge,58, of Ansonia on an outstanding arrest warrant for his arrest.

The investigation began in March of 2016, when three female employees of Dee’s Kitchen located at 509 Howe Ave., came forward and told police that Stockbridge was sexually harassing them and touched them inappropriately on several occasions.

According to Detective Richard Bango of the Shelton Police, detectives investigating quickly secured an arrest warrant, however were unable to apprehend him at that time. Bango reported that that Stockbridge fled to California following an interview with Detectives that took place last year.

On Oct. 26, Shelton Police were provided information that Stockbridge was back in Connecticut and living in Ansonia. Shelton Police responded to the address provided, located Stockbridge, and took him into custody without incident.

Stockbridge was charged with three counts of fourth degree sexual assault. Stockbridge posted a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Derby Superior Court on Friday, Oct. 27.