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Warrant: Norwich cop had sex with 14-year-old while on duty

By Sasha Goldstein

Publication: TheDay.com

Published January 04. 2012 4:33PM   Updated January 04. 2012 4:39PM

Norwich — Former Norwich police officer Kenneth Nieves had sex in his city-issued cruiser and while on duty with multiple women, including a 14-year-old girl, according to an arrest warrant unsealed Tuesday.

Nieves, 45, faces three counts of second-degree sexual assault and three counts of risk of injury to a minor. He is scheduled to appear in New London Superior Court on Monday.

Nieves began a four-year sexual relationship with a then-14-year-old during the winter months of 2003-04. The victim, now 22, told state police, who conducted an investigation into Nieves' conduct, that Nieves would come to her workplace and have sex with her before driving her to her Norwich home in his cruiser. Nieves was on duty and in full uniform during many of the encounters, the victim said, and was married at the time.

Nieves joined the Norwich Police Department in 2002.

Nieves turned himself in on the charges Dec. 6 and was processed and released on $50,000 bond.

Online records show Nieves' wife filed for divorce Dec. 12.

During his last court appearance on Dec. 22 in Norwich, Judge Hunchu Kwak ordered Nieves to have no contact with the alleged victim, including through text messages or through a third party.

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