NORWALK, Conn. A Norwalk man was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting the mother of his 12-year-old daughter. The arrest followed an incident last month when the girl called for help from the parking lot of Norwalk Police headquarters to say that her mother had become unresponsive in their car. Police believe the father drugged the woman to have sex with her, Sgt. Lisa Cotto said.
The father, Sean Mobley, 39, of 21 Neptune Ave., was charged with sexual assault fourth degree.
The girl called 211 on Sept. 24. Police were notified and found the pair in a car. They said that although the mother was unresponsive and lethargic she told them not to send the girl home to her father because she was in danger there.
The mother had difficulty keeping her eyes open but had no signs of alcohol intoxication, Cotto said. She was taken to Norwalk Hospital. Although the father is the girl's legal guardian, she was turned over to the Department of Children and Family Services.
The girl said her mother had suddenly become tired at dinner, which had happened before. She helped her go to the bedroom. Later, she told police, her mother woke up screaming and said, "We have to leave because we're in danger." Cotto said they wanted to get to the police station before the mother passed out.
After recovering in the hospital, the mother told police she had wakened to find her ex-boyfriend in bed with her and that both of them were naked, Cotto said. The mother and father live together but sleep in separate bedrooms. The mother told police she thought her ex had been drugging her food and then having sex with her. Mobley denied it, Cotto said.
The mother and daughter had been living with the father for a month before the incident, according to the affidavit. They had been forced to move in with him because of financial hard times. The building belongs to his parents, who have a separate apartment there.
Cotto said there was no evidence of inappropriate behavior with child. The mother wanted the father arrested because she thinks he needs help, according to the affidavit.
Also on the police blotter:
? A donation jar containing $300 was taken from a Norwalk preschool Tuesday as parents dropped off their children in the morning rush. The theft at the Room to Grow preschool happened at 8 a.m. "We don't think it was a parent," Cotto said. "We think someone walked in and grabbed it when the kids were coming to school." She did not know what the preschool was collecting the money for.
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