STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Norwalk police officer suspended since he was accused of sexually assaulting a girl has been ruled eligible to enter a court program that would clear his record.
The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports (http://bit.ly/Z8rvYO ) that a Superior Court judge ruled Friday that Anthony Santo is eligible to apply for accelerated rehabilitation for first offenders. It would expunge a felony charge of risk of injury to a minor if he completes the program.
Another judge will determine if Santo can enroll in the program when he returns to court June 19.
Santo was charged in 2009 with sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. A judge declared a mistrial because an expert witness improperly testified about the alleged victim's credibility.
Santo was accused of touching the girl when she was about 13.
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