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Monday, May 20 Local

Hamden man charged with raping girl at movie theater

MILFORD — A Hamden man was charged Wednesday with raping a 14-year-old girl inside the movie theater at the Connecticut Post Mall in February.

Ifa Gordon Jr., 22, faces charges of second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor in the case.

He was also charged last month with raping the girl at her Monroe home.

Gordon was arraigned in the Milford case Wednesday, where Judge Donna Wilkerson Brillant set his bond at $25,000 and continued the case to June 5.

According to an arrest warrant, Gordon is a friend of the victim’s family.

In February, police said Gordon and the girl went to the movie theater in Milford on his 22nd birthday and raped her while they were watching the movie.

Police said on a later occasion Gordon and the girl were watching a movie in the girl’s home when he grabbed her and raped her.

They said the girl told her mother what happened, and the mother called police.

Gordon allegedly admitted the sexual assaults in interviews with police, but claimed the encounters were consensual. Sex with a minor is illegal.

Ethan Fry|Reporter

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