Stamford police have arrested a 57-year-old man they say sexually assaulted a teen girl who reported the abuse after learning she was pregnant.
Police say Andre Joseph, 57, carried on a sexual relationship with a girl for several years, after grooming her for years before that.
When the girl learned at 14 that she was pregnant, she came forward to police and told investigators she believes Joseph is the father.
Joseph was aware that there was an arrest warrant for him and moved to the New Haven and Bridgeport area to avoid authorities, who have been searching for him for weeks, police determined.
Police also learned that Joseph is a cab driver who makes airport trips to and from Stamford, so they used that to nab him.
Officers crafted a plan to make Joseph believe he was picking up a client in Stamford who needed to get to JFK Airport, police said.
Instead, Joseph was sent to an abandoned home on a dead-end street on the East Side of Stamford. When he arrived around 4:30 a.m. on Friday, police took him into custody.
Joseph was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury. The court set bond at $25,000 and Joseph will be arraigned today.
Police said they are seeking a higher bond after Joseph made comments to friends that he intends to flee back to Haiti.
DNA tests will be done to determine if Joseph is the father of the baby.
It is not clear if Joseph has an attorney.
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