Are You in Florida for Spring Training? Come meet Globe Sports Writers Nick Cafardo and Peter Abraham! Click for more info.

Janitor sexually assaulted women at Conn. rehab center, police say

Continue reading below

A man charged with sexually assaulting three women at a Connecticut drug rehabilitation center where he worked as a janitor told investigators he had a lust problem and succumbed to temptation, say police. Rafael Cartagena, 40, of Bridgeport, was charged Saturday with three counts of first-degree sexual assault and four counts of fourth-degree sexual assault. Police said the assaults were reported in June by workers at the New Prospects Program center, which treats people with drug addiction and psychiatric disorders. A judge signed a warrant accusing Cartagena of sexually assaulting three clients at the facility. Cartagena is detained on $450,000 bail and is due in Bridgeport Superior Court on Sept. 9. His lawyer did not respond to a message seeking comment Tuesday.

Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking. Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com