Prosecutor: good samaritan molested children

BRIDGEPORT – A local man, who was kind enough to take a neighbor’s family in after their electricity was turned off and ended up molesting the family’s two young children, was sentenced Friday to three years in prison.

“He took advantage of us and he hurt my beautiful young daughter,” the children’s’ mother sobbed before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin during the sentencing hearing of Denroy Sinclair. “My daughter now has to live with what he did forever.”

Sinclair, 48, a citizen of Jamaica, told the judge there is a lot about the allegations against him he doesn’t agree with but he was standing by his guilty plea to risk of injury to children and fourth-degree sexual assault.

Devlin said he agreed to a plea bargain in the case to spare the children the trauma of a trial. “Hopefully through this process substantial justice will be accomplished,” he said.

In addition to the three-year prison term the judge placed him on seven years of special parole after Sinclair gets out of prison. Sinclair could also face deportation.

In August 2012, Sinclair had agreed to take in the mother and her young son and daughter after their electricity was turned off, according to Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Margaret Kelley. Sinclair had been watching the children while the mother was at work when Kelley said Sinclair tied the hands of the 4-year-old boy with a belt and molested him. He then began molesting the 12-year-old girl until she ran and locked herself in the bathroom, the prosecutor said.

Daniel Tepfer