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Vernon Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Multiple Sexual Assaults


(Vernon, CT) - Matthew C. Gedansky, Tolland State’s Attorney, announced that Angelo Alleano, 49, of Vernon, was sentenced today in Rockville Superior Court on four counts of Sexual Assault in the First Degree, in violation of Connecticut General Statutes 53a-70(a)(1) for a total effective sentence of 25 years to serve, to be followed by 10 years of special parole. He will also be required to register as a sexual offender with the Connecticut Sex Offender Registry.

Alleano’s sentencing follows his arrest in May 2020 in connection with an 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.

According to court records, 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 would like to commend the Manchester Police Department, Vernon Police Department and the State Forensic Lab for their dedication to the 20-year investigation, arrest, and conviction of Angelo Alleano," State’s Attorney Gedansky said. “This will send a message to our community that crimes, no matter how old, will be investigated, solved, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. More importantly, however, I would like to thank the victims and the victims’ families for their patience and continuing faith that these heinous crimes would be solved. I hope that the sentence today can bring some closure and justice to those families.”

State's Attorney Gedansky said Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney Jaclyn Preville, who prosecuted these cases, deserves high praise for bringing these cases to this appropriate conclusion.