Hartford Man Placed On Deferred Prosecution For Runaway Assault

11/3/17 – A Hartford man will spend two years on probation for having inappropriate contact with a young teen runaway. Bryce Goecks was found guilty Friday of misdemeanor Fourth Degree Sexual Assault of a Child.  The 21-year-old was placed on deferred prosecution for felony Second Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, which means will he avoid a felony record if he stays out of trouble while on probation. The two met after the teen called a wrong number and the two engaged in conversation months later. In August of 2016, Goecks assaulted the middle-school-aged girl after supplying her with alcohol. Goecks told investigators that he was under the impression that she was 17-years-old.