Willimantic Man Charged With Raping Girl In Coventry

Aaron Kupec
February 27, 2020 - 8:59 am
Santiago Coj-Morente

Coventry police photo


COVENTRY, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - A Willimantic man is under arrest on charges that he raped an underage girl in Coventry last summer.

Coventry police say Santiago Coj-Morente, 21, sexually assaulted the girl with force on August 28, 2019 and later threatened to kill her if she told anyone.

Coj-Morente is charged with first-degree sexual assault, first-degree strangulation, first-degree unlawful restraint and second-degree threatening. He was held on $200,000 bond pending arraignment Thursday at Rockville Superior Court.

Police say Coj-Morente was an acquaintance of the victim.

Police did not disclose where the alleged attack occurred.