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New Haven man accused of sexually assaulting woman

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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

New Haven police arrested a 29-year-old man after they said he is accused of sexually assaulting a family friend Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were called to a home on Farren Avenue just after 4 p.m. for a reported sex assault. When officers arrived, Byron Leonardo Cardeenas of New Haven was talking on his cell phone and said "the police are about to arrest me" in Spanish. 

Cardeenas told officers that a family friend was accusing him of assaulting her.

The woman, who is not being identified, came out of the home and told police that she fought off his assault while her 2-year-old daughter stood by her side crying and yelling.

Cardeenas was arrested and charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, second-degree unlawful restraint, second-degree strangulation, risk of injury to a minor and third-degree assault.

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