Man arrested for sexually assaulting teen relative

A Shelton man was charged today with sexually assaulting one of his underage relatives.

Victor Santos, 37, was charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault. He was held on a $50,000 bond and arraigned today in Derby Superior Court.

“The arrest stems from a complaint the Shelton police took in November of 2018 from a female victim who stated she had been sexually assaulted by a relative,” said Shelton Police Detective Richard Bango. “The victim stated that the assaults took place when she was 16 and 17 years old.”

Bango said the Shelton Detective and Youth Bureau investigated the case and sustained the claim.