Police arrested a 34-year-old man who was accused of beating and raping two women including a 62-year-old in Norwich earlier this year.
Edward J. Simpson, formerly of Norwich, was charged with numerous crimes including first-degree, third-degree sexual assault and third-degree assault.
The arrest of Simpson on Monday morning comes after “two extensive sexual assault investigations” by the Norwich Police Department.
On Sept. 17, police said Simpson assaulted and raped an unidentified 62-year-old woman on the east side of town during the early morning hours.
Police said that woman suffered “life-threatening injuries” and was rushed to William W. Backus Hospital. That same woman was transferred to Hartford hospital where she remained “for several days,” police said.
On Sept. 18, police said an unidentified 19-year-old woman was found on West Thames Street. She had been assaulted and raped, according to police.
On Sept. 19, police arrested Simpson for interfering with an officer. Police said on that day, he was served with an arrest warrant in connection with the sexual assault of the 19-year-old woman.
Police said that Simpson remained in custody of the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections since Sept. 19.
On Monday, police charged him in connection with the sexual assault of the 62-year-old woman. He was first-degree aggravated sexual assault and first-degree assault on an elderly person.
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