Posted on Fri, Jul. 3, 2009
Loud sex mistaken for assault; girl's pals beat mom's lover
HARTFORD, Conn. - A 16-year-old girl thought that she heard her mother being assaulted and rounded up some friends who beat up the woman's boyfriend, only to learn later that the couple actually was having sex, the woman and police said.
The girl misinterpreted the woman's amorous screams, and she and four other teens went to the woman's bedroom in the Torrington home on June 6, police Lt. Bruce Whiteley said yesterday.
One of the teens beat the 25-year-old man with a bat and others punched him, police said. He suffered a black eye and several bruises.
The girl, two 17-year-old boys and Dilyen Langdeau, 19, of Torrington, were arrested Tuesday night and arraigned in Bantam Superior Court on Wednesday.
Langdeau was charged with assault and conspiracy; the teens face similar counts.
The fifth teenager was not charged.
A judge sealed the police report. The names of the girl and the two boys were not released because of their ages.
The 34-year-old woman, Melanie Arnold, said yesterday that the girl is her daughter.
Arnold denied that she was screaming, and said that her daughter thought that she heard a slap and believed an assault was happening. *