A 34-year-old West Haven man was arrested on Thursday after admitting to inappropriately touching his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter, according to police.
On Oct. 15, a woman brought her 11-year-old daughter to the Clinton city police station to report her boyfriend had molested her daughter for over a year, police say.
The 11-year-old told officers that her mother’s boyfriend, Christopher Elliot Byington of West Haven, had been molesting her for over a year.
Police brought Byington in for questioning and he admitted to some incidents where he touched the girl inappropriately.
Police arrested him and booked him into the Davis County Jail on 20 counts of suspicion of sexual child abuse. He is being held on $50,000 bail.
Formal charges have not yet been filed.