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Cellphone Led Police To Assault Suspect

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Hartford police say a man accused of raping, punching and trying to strangle a Hartford woman left behind his cellphone that led to his arrest.

The Hartford Courant reports that police say the woman allegedly attacked by Kenneth Maestas heard a cellphone ring.

She said she used it to call police.

Police officers found the woman hanging out a window Saturday night.

The 42-year-old Maestas of Hartford was arrested on Sunday.

He was ordered held on $750,000 bail after his arraignment Tuesday in Superior Court in Hartford. Charges include aggravated sexual assault, strangulation, unlawful restraint and threatening. It’s not known if he is represented by a lawyer.

Detectives used the cellphone to dial recently called numbers and located an East Hartford woman who said she was the aunt of Maestas’ girlfriend.
Information from: The Hartford Courant,

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