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Westport Mailman Gets Suspended Sentence In Stratford Sexual Assault

A former mailman received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to sexual assault, according to the Connecticut Post.
A former mailman received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to sexual assault, according to the Connecticut Post. Photo Credit: File

STRATFORD, Conn. -- A former mailman who worked in Stratford and Westport was given a two-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a former co-worker, according to the Connecticut Post.

The Connecticut Post reported that 31-year-old Dennis Hwang pleaded guilty to fourth-degree sexual assault and second-degree unlawful restraint stemming from a sexual assault in November.

Police in Stratford responded to a Fisher Court home when a former co-worker of Hwang reported that he had shown up at her home uninvited and forced his way into her house, according to the Connecticut Post. He forced his body against her, threw her onto a couch and sexually assaulted her until she was able to grab her keys and hit the panic button, the Connecticut Post reported.

As part of his sentencing on Friday, Hwang was given a suspended two-year term, followed by two year's probation, and has been ordered to undergo sex offender treatment, according to the Connecticut Post. He also agreed to serve 30 days in jail while awaiting his sentencing, the Connecticut Post reported.

He has also been ordered to stay away from the victim, who did not speak at the sentencing hearing, but had a statement read where she explained that the incident traumatized her, according to the Connecticut Post. Hwang had told police that he was just trying to have fun, according to the Connecticut Post.

Click here to read the Connecticut Post story.

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