Wilton man accused of sex offenses
WILTON - Police have charged an 81-year-old of sexually assaulting two girls under the age of 12.
Wilton Sgt. Richard Billian, Jr. arrested Carl Albert Seaward Jr.of Wilton, on Tuesday on charges of unlawful sexual contact and unlawful sexual touching.
The offenses were reported to police by the Department of Health and Human Services.
In March last year, Seaward was honored by U.S. Congressmen Michael Michaud who handed him four military service awards: the Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service medal, Korean Service medal (with one Bronze Service Star) and the United Nations Service Medal in a ceremony, at the Wilson Grange Hall.
Seaward, a retired teacher and school counselor, served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 and was stationed at the 2nd Division Headquarters in Korea.
According to an intake officer Wednesday night, Seaward remains at Franklin County jail.