Sexual Assault

Enfield Man Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Boy

HARTFORD — An Enfield man convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy eight years ago was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison and 10 years of special parole.

David Mara, 50, was convicted by a Hartford jury of second-degree sexual assault and three counts of risk of injury to a minor in March.

The victim told Hartford Superior Court Judge Julia D. Dewey that the abuse he endured caused him to want to harm himself and prompted him to abuse drugs and alcohol. A friend he confided in encouraged him to report the abuse, he said.

"I knew I had to do something to get it out of my head," he said. At first, the victim said he just wanted Mara to...