Man charged with drugging a 15 year old to have sex with her

Shelton Police arrested a 23-year-old Shelton man for allegedly giving a 15 year old narcotics in order to have sex with her.

The arrest of Matthew Pelham, 23, stems from a complaint taken in May 2017 in which he was accused of giving the 15-year-old victim narcotics. The complaint claimed that Pelham would wait until the juvenile was under the influence, then have sex with victim in the dugout at the baseball field on Howe Avenue.

Pelham was arrested and charged with second degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor, and illegal sexual contact with a victim under the age of 16. He was held on $150,000 bond and arraigned at Derby Superior court on Oct. 24.