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Vernon Man Pleads Guilty to Four Sexual Assaults in Manchester and Vernon


(Vernon, CT) – Matthew C. Gedansky, Tolland State’s Attorney, announced that Angelo Alleano, 49, of Vernon, pleaded guilty today in Rockville Superior Court to four counts of Sexual Assault in the First Degree, in violation of Connecticut General Statutes 53a-70(a)(1).

Under the terms of the plea, Alleano faces a total effective sentence of 25 years to serve, to be followed by 10 years of special parole. Sentencing is scheduled for August 26, 2022.

Alleano’s plea follows his arrest in May 2020 in connection with a August 6, 2001 sexual assault of an 84-year-old woman in Manchester, the December 9, 2004 sexual assault of a 57-year-old female in Manchester, the March 23, 2007 sexual assault of a 37-year-old Manchester woman and the January 16, 2008 sexual assault of a 61-year-old woman in Vernon.

In 2010, the Manchester Police Department and the Vernon Police Department obtained a “John Doe” warrant with a specific DNA profile that had been recovered from each of the crimes. Investigators were able to develop Alleano as a suspect in these crimes using publicly available genealogy information. Court records show DNA evidence at the scene came from a specific family tree with the possibility of 18 male offspring from this family, including cousins, grandchildren and nephews. The State Police Forensic lab and detectives from Manchester and Vernon Police Departments narrowed the list through process of elimination. A search warrant was obtained for Alleano’s DNA which was analyzed and linked to crime scene evidence. Alleano later admitted to all four sexual assaults as well as additional crimes that were never reported by the victims. 

I am thankful we were able to provide a measure of justice to the victims in this case," State’s Attorney Gedansky said. “The State Police Forensic Lab and Manchester and Vernon Police Departments did outstanding work on this case.” 

This case is being prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney Jaclyn Preville.