Joshua Green, 25, of 8 Catherine St., Darien, turned himself in for second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor on a warrant on Friday, Jul y 9. The arrest stems from a February 2004 incident, according to Darien Police Capt. Fred Komm.
"We received a complaint on Feb. 9, 2004, of a missing 14-year-old female," Komm said Monday. "She had left a note where she said she was running away because of stress. Apparently the stress she was under was that she wasn't allowed to date her boyfriend, Josh Green, who was at the time 19 years old."
The couple ran away to Florida together, Komm said. Green borrowed his sister's 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier, and told her he would only need it for a couple days, according to police.
"They were eventually found by the Miami Shores Police Department," Komm said.
On Feb. 12, 2004, the Miami department came upon the vehicle in a gas station parking lot.
"Both the 14-year-old female and Josh Green were together in the vehicle. He was placed under arrest," Komm said. The couple had been sleeping in the sedan at approximately 2 a.m. when police found them, according to the report.
According to police, he was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a child under Florida law. Green was arrested, and the girl was returned to her parents in Darien, police said.
Both Green and the 14-year-old acknowledged that they had engaged in sexual relations, which was consensual, according to police.
"The sexual assault is basically statutory rape," Komm said.
Green served time in Florida before returning to Connecticut, according to police.
Green returned to Connecticut and surrendered himself. He posted a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, July 19.