Willimantic Couple Charged With Sexual Assault Of A Child
WILLIMANTIC — A husband and wife were arrested on Tuesday and charged with sexually assaulting a child, police said.
Franklin and Tina Gelinas, both of Willimantic, are scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, police said. The charge was a result of an investigation that began in March.
Franklin Gelinas was charged with three counts each of first-degree sexual assault on a victim under 10 years old and first-degree sexual assault on a victim under 13 years old. He is also charged with six counts of illegal sexual contact with a victim under 13 years old and second-degree sexual assault.
He was held with bail set at $500,000, police said.
Tina Gelinas is charged with first-degree sexual assault on a victim under 10 years old, illegal sexual contact with a victim under 13 years old, second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.
She was held with bail set at $100,000, according to police.
Police did not say how many victims were involved. The investigation began on March 5, after police received a referral from the Department of Children and Families.
By Kelly Glista, Hartford Courant