A Hartford man who ran a medical practice in Vernon and was already arrested on charges of attempting to sexually assault an 18-month-old girl is now arrested on additional charges by Hartford police.

Vernon and Hartford police say they’ve uncovered evidence at the home of Jay T. Mohler-Avery, 44, that shows the repeated sexual assault of a girl 3- to 4-years-old at his home from September 2010 to January 2011.

He was arraigned Thursday, bail set at $50,000 on top of $1 million from his prior charges.

A woman who lived with Mohler-Avery and was previously charged along with him, Candace Merriam, 47, was arrested earlier this week for also sexually assaulting that same child.

The girl was the daughter of a woman that had lived with Mohler-Avery for sometime after the two met online.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Listen Live