NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 20-year-old man was charged Wednesday with grabbing a teenage runner and offering to pay her to have sex with him at Waveny Park in New Canaan on Halloween, police said.
Andrew Christopher Pacicca, 20, of 6 Chipmunk Lane in Norwalk, turned himself in at New Canaan police headquarters just after 11 a.m. Wednesday, police said.
He was charged with disorderly conduct and released on $5,000 bond for a Dec. 6 court appearance.
Pacicca approached a 17-year-old runner in Waveny park at about 5:40 p.m. on Oct. 31 and tapped her on the shoulder as she was running, police said.
"Pacicca was running alongside the female runner and after tapping her on the shoulder, grabbed her shoulder to stop her from running," police said. "Once the female runner had stopped running, Pacicca asked her, 'Will you have sex with me for $2,000? How much do I have to give to you? I'm really frustrated.'"
The 17-year-old girl immediately ran and reported the incident to New Canaan police, police said.
Pacicca had previously contacted police in the days after the incident to discuss his involvement after he saw media reports about it, police said.
"The male admitted to his involvement in this incident and provided specific details as to what took place, confirming he was, in fact, the suspect," police said.
In his statement, Pacicca also told officers that he is a sex addict, police said.
At the time, police said a male suspect approached the jogger, tapped her on the shoulder, and "made inappropriate remarks that alarmed the jogger."
On Nov. 2, New Canaan Police said the investigation was ongoing with police "determining appropriate charges and completing the appropriate paperwork to make an arrest."
Police also said, "At this time, we feel this was an isolated incident and that the person responsible has been identified."
"Joggers are encouraged to run in pairs and in well-traveled areas," police said. All suspicious persons should be immediately reported to police via 911.
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