Police have arrested a Louisiana woman and extradited her to Connecticut to face sexual assault charges in connection with a relationship she allegedly maintained with a 14-year-old Newtown boy last year, officials said.
Brittany Lockwood, 23, of Stokwell Road, Bossier City, LA, was charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault and four counts of illegal sexual contact with a minor.
The relationship began last year but was uncovered earlier this year, according to officials and court documents. Lockwood, who officials said was a graduate of Newtown High School, apparently was in a relationship with a sibling of the victim at the time of the alleged crime, police said. The victim told police the relationship began with kissing and escalated to consensual sexual intercourse, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
Following their investigation, Newtown police had sought an extraditable warrant for Lockwood's arrest. At some point within the last week or so, she was taken into custody by Louisiana police, who then alerted Newtown police.
Two Newtown police officers then flew to Benton, Bossier Parish, LA where they escorted Lockwood on the plane back to Connecticut on Tuesday, according to police and court files.
Apparently, the Newtown police officers saw that Lockwood needed medical attention while in flight, and once they landed at Bradley Airport, she was taken to Hartford Hospital immediately and admitted, said Newtown police Sgt. Aaron Bahamonde, declining to specify what type of medical attention was required.
On Friday, Lockwood was released from the hospital and taken to state Superior Court in Danbury where her case was continued to July 15, police and court officials said. Lockwood was held on $15,000 bond and placed in a jail diversion program where she will receive psychological and medical attention, according to court files.
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