Warren man facing rape, other charges after year-long investigation
A Warren man is being held on $250,000 bond after pleading not guilty to a 10-count indictment accusing him of raping and drugging juvenile victims over a period of two year period.
Howard Lovett, 38, could face life in prison if convicted on the charges.
Weathersfield police arrested Lovett after an investigation they say has gone on for the past year.
Lovett is facing ten counts:
One count of Rape
One count of Illegal Use of a Minor in a Nudity-Oriented Performance
Four counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor
Two counts of gross sexual imposition
One count of corrupting another with drugs
and one count of providing intoxicating liquor to an underage person.
The victims in the case were ages 15 and 16 at the time of the alleged offenses.
According to a release from Weathersfield police, there is still an ongoing investigation into this case and anyone with any additional information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Dan Lowery or School Resource Officer Lou Ronghi at 330-652-6486.
21 News has reached out to both Ronghi and Lowery to get more details on the case and whether they believe there could be additional victims.
If Lovett is released on bond, he will be placed on house arrest and will not be permitted to be near anyone under the age of 18.