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Westchester Man Wanted For Alleged Sexual Assault Of New Canaan Juvenile Nabbed, Police Say

Leland Robinson
Leland Robinson Photo Credit: New Canaan Police Department

A Westchester man wanted for the sexual assault of a minor has been extradited back to Fairfield County after being picked up by the FBI.

Leland Robinson, 31, of Mount Vernon, was arrested on Monday, Jan. 6, on a warrant out of New Canaan for the alleged sexual assault of a juvenile, said, Lt. Jason Ferraro of the New Canaan Police.

Robinson was first arrested by New Canaan Police in October of last year when officers responded to a home for a report of a suspicious man in a driveway.

When New Canaan Police made contact with the man, later learned to be Robinson, he provided police with a fake name and date of birth and said he lived in the area. 

He was arrested and charged with interfering with an officer, a misdemeanor, records show. 

A follow-up investigation by the New Canaan Police investigative division found that Robinson had sexual contact with a juvenile victim on two occasions and also sent digital images and text messages to the juvenile victim of a sexual nature.

At that time, a Wanted Person bulletin was released and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Earlier this week, New Canaan Police pinned down a location where Robinson may be staying in Brooklyn and he was taken into custody by the FBI Fugitive Task Force.

New Canaan officers traveled to Manhattan on Thursday, Jan. 9 to take custody of Robinson on the warrant.

He was charged with two counts of sexual assault, enticing a minor by computer, and risk of injury to a child. 

Robinson is being held on a $75,000 bond. 

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