Police: health trainer charged with sexually assaulting teen in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — A trainer at a local fitness club has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage client.

Ricardo Bertoloto-Dacosta, 39, of Vincellette highway, changed into charged Wednesday with fourth-degree sexual assault.

He changed into launched after posting $25,000 bond pending arraignment in state sophisticated court docket on April 1.

Police observed on Oct. 5, officers were dispatched to the leading street membership for a sexual assault complaint. A 16-year-historic lady said she had been inappropriately touched by her coach, Bertoloto-Dacosta, police noted.

Police spoke of the teen advised them after getting into the gymnasium, she had long past to Bertoloto-Dacosta’s workplace for her month-to-month dimension. This time, despite the fact, Bertoloto-Dacosta had shut his workplace door as soon as she turned into interior. He then lifted her shirt and started fondling the lady’s chest, police pointed out.

Police noted the teenager told Bertoloto-Dacosta to cease and he put her shirt down after which all started vigorously massaging her legs.

The lady left the workplace and went out to make use of the gym’s recreation machine, police persevered. Bertoloto-Dacosta then went over to her, tapped her on her rear conclusion and instructed her she was “best,” police observed.

When officers later confronted Bertoloto-Dacosta with the teen’s allegations, police said he advised them he does measure her as part of her undertaking application however denied he had finished anything inappropriate.