An Avon man is facing a sexual assault charge after police said he had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old Bloomfield boy he met through an iPhone app.
Andrew Quinn, 25, of 5 Vermillion Dr. in Avon, turned himself in on an arrest warrant Wednesday just after 7 p.m. Police charged him with second-degree sexual assault and injury or risk of injury or impairing the morals of children.
The victim "made a disclosure" that he met an adult male online and that Quinn drove to Bloomfield to pick him up, brought him to his home and the two "engaged in consensual intercourse," Avon Police Lt. Kelly Walsh said. The state Department of Children and Families learned of the incident and reported it to the department.
Sexual intercourse is not considered consensual by law if one individual is an adult and the other is a minor.
"A person is guilty of sexual assault in the second degree when such person engages in sexual intercourse with another person and: (1) Such other person is thirteen years of age or older but under sixteen years of age and the actor is more than three years older than such other person," the Connecticut general statute for second-degree sexual assault states.
Quinn and the teenager communicated through Grindr, Walsh said. It's a free iPhone application that allows users to search for "gay, bi, curious guys" near them, according to the website.
Avon police will be doing forensic analysis on Quinn's computers and digital equipment.
Quinn has no prior record of sexual assault or arrests in Avon, Walsh said.
He was released after posting a $25,000 surety bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 12.
Avon Patch left a message at Quinn's home phone number and could not reach him for comment before the publication of this article.