- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut military veteran who was accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl two years ago has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

The Hartford Courant reports (https://cour.at/1Mt19a0 ) a Middletown judge handed down the sentence to 36-year-old Robert Andrews on Tuesday.

Andrews, an 18-year veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, pleaded guilty earlier this year to first-degree assault, first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

The victim told police she asked Andrews for a ride to West Haven in November 2013.

She said Andrews put her in a headlock that caused her to pass out, and she woke up in a farm with her pants down.



Prosecutors say she suffered life-threatening injuries.

Andrews’ lawyer apologized for him and told the court that “some things are just inexplicable.”

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Information from: Hartford Courant, https://www.courant.com

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