NEW LONDON, Conn. - New London's police chief says he has fired a sergeant arrested in January on sexual assault charges involving a boy.
The chief says Officer William Edwards, who had been suspended without pay since his arrest, was notified in person late Monday afternoon.
Edwards is accused of sexually assaulting a boy who told authorities he had four or five encounters with the officer when he was between 5 and 7 years old.
The chief says that Edwards was brought up on charges of violating the department's rules and regulations, such as alleged drug use, untruthfulness and conduct unbecoming an officer.
Edwards is charged with third-degree sexual assault, unlawful restraint, tampering with a witness and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.
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