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Police: Shelton man drugged 15-year-old for sex

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Matthew Pelham is accused of drugging a 15-year-old girl in Shelton so he could have sex with her. (Shelton police) Matthew Pelham is accused of drugging a 15-year-old girl in Shelton so he could have sex with her. (Shelton police)
SHELTON, CT (WFSB) -

A 23-year-old Shelton man is accused of drugging a teen girl to have sex with her.

According to police, Matthew Pelham gave the 15-year-old narcotics, waited for her to be under the influence and then had sex with her in the dugout of a baseball field on Howe Avenue.

A complaint about the incident was first received by police in May.

Pelham was arrested on Tuesday.

Police said they charged him with second-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor and illegal sexual contact with a victim under the age of 16.

He was held on a $150,000 bond and arraigned at Derby Superior Court on Tuesday.

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