A Stonington man has been ordered to serve 18 months in prison followed by five years of probation for his conviction in a case involving inappropriate sexual contact with a child.
The man, John Adrian, 66, has been held at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Montville in lieu of a $150,000 bond since his arrest in February. He pleaded guilty to one count of risk of injury to a minor.
Judge Hillary Strackbein imposed the sentence during a hearing Tuesday in New London Superior Court. Adrian will also be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years and has been issued a permanent restraining order to prevent him from contacting the victim or her family.
Stonington police arrested Adrian after an investigation into concerns reported in 2016 by a friend of Adrian’s. The friend, according to court documents, approached police after Adrian revealed to him that he may have had inappropriate contact with the 4-year-old daughter of a family friend and neighbor.
In police interviews, documents indicate that Adrian made remarks that the police described as “bizarre,” in which he implied that the girl had initiated and enjoyed the contact.
Court records also indicated that Adrian was convicted of a similar offense stemming from a 1986 incident in Illinois, though details were not available.