Stratford man charged with raping girl

BRIDGEPORT – A Stratford man has been charged with raping an 11-year-old girl in her home here.

David Herrera, 20, of Harding Avenue, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. He was being held in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Police said the girl recently disclosed the alleged assault to a teacher.

Herrera, a friend of the girl’s family, had been watching television with the girl in her home in November 2013 when police said Herrera pulled off the girl’s clothing and forcibly sexually assaulted her.

Police said Herrera denied assaulting the girl and contended she must have overheard him and his girlfriend having sex.

Daniel Tepfer