Woman suspected of sex crimes with girl

Aaron Krause • Feb 13, 2013 at 8:51 AM

A Norwalk woman is behind bars, accused of having inappropriate sexual conduct with a girl.

Catherine G. Stankiewicz, 21, of 57 Spring St., was arrested Friday in connection with the alleged relationship on a charge of gross sexual imposition.

Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton said a consensual relationship began when Stankiewicz was a high school senior and the victim a freshman. They attended the same school.

Stankiewicz moved in with the victim's family after being invited to do so, Fulton said. Stankiewicz apparently had some problems at home.

As the relationship progressed, "some manipulation and control" came into play, Fulton said.

"A lot different sexual contact and conduct was going on," he added.

The girl had been talking with a Norwalk Police officer about the incidents, Fulton said.

Recently, the girl told police that Stankiewicz left a note on her vehicle at school "pouring her heart out about their relationship," Fulton said. He added the note covered about three pages and didn't contain threats. However, it contained "veiled references" to sexual activity, Fulton said.

He added that prior to the incident involving the note, the girl had requested that Stankiewicz not contact her. The note was brought to authorities' attention.

Fulton said he started working on the case about 4 p.m. Friday and it was "pretty much essentially done" four hours later. The investigator said Stankiewicz acted remorseful and was "very cooperative."

Stankiewicz is being held in the Huron County Jail.

Fulton said the victim "seems to be fine."

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