Shelton man arrested for sex with minor

An 18-year-old Shelton man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year old.

Police said Alexander Liebhart was arrested today and charged with second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child.

Shelton Police Det. Richard Bango said the arrest stems from a complaint the Shelton Detective Bureau took from a 14-year-old Shelton girl.

“The 14-year-old victim claimed she was sexually assaulted by a man near the Riverwalk on Canal Street in Shelton in August of 2018,” said Bango. “The victim did not know the man well and did not know his real name. The victim claimed the man got her intoxicated then assaulted her.”

After a thorough investigation by the Shelton Police Department’s youth officer, Bango said Leibhart was identified and an arrest warrant was subsequently obtained. Leibhart was held on a $75,000 bond and arraigned in Derby Superior Court this morning.