[Updated] New Canaan Restaurant Owner Charged with Sexual Assault of Employee

Correction II: According to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc:

After speaking with the owner of Red Mango, a frozen yogurt establishment in New Canaan, police have determined Tony Smith was not an employee of Red Mango directly, but was an IT person hired by an outside contractor to work on the computers, Ogrinc said.


Correction: According to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc:

"Tony A. Smith is not a co-owner of Red Mango in New Canaan. Smith provided officers with false information. Smith is an Information Technology employee of Red Mango."


New Canaan Police reported Wednesday the arrest of an employee at a town restaurant on charges he sexually assaulted another employee of the establishment.

According to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc, police received a call Tuesday, October 22, at approximately 8:08 p.m. about a disturbance at 125 Elm Street, in front of Red Mango. Officers arrived to find two men were engaged in a dispute.

One of the men was an IT employee of the establishment. Tony A. Smith, 30, of 10 Spring Hill Road in North Salem, NY. Smith had allegedly made several comments of a sexual nature to a 19-year-old employee of the same restaurant before fondling her breasts.

The second man on-scene was the father of the victim, who had gone to Red Mango after the female told her father what had happened.

Smith was taken into custody and charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and second-degree breach of peace. He was held in lieu of a $2,500 bond and transported to Norwalk Court Wednesday morning.

-- Updated with victim's age and corrected with additional information released by New Canaan police this afternoon.


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