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Vernon Sex Offender Violates Probation Twice in Same Week by Contacting 15-Year Old Manchester Girl

Christopher Adam Tierinni is currently being held on a $400,000 bond at the Hartford Correctional Center.

A 27-year old Vernon man and convicted sex offender is in custody on a $400,000 bond after police say he violated the terms of his probation twice in the same week by repeatedly contacting a 15-year old Manchester girl.

The man, Christopher Adam Tierinni, of 61 West St. Apt. #2, Vernon, was first arrested on violation of probation charges on June 11 for being in contact with a 15-year old girl. Tierinni turned himself in on a violation of probation warrant to the East Hartford Police. Bond was set at $100,000 for that offense.

Tierinni violated his probation again on June 18 when police say they found the same underage girl slouched down in the rear passenger seat of his van in the parking lot of a shopping plaza in Manchester. Police say that the girl’s grandmother initially notified them that Tierinni was in contact with the girl, and that she was concerned about the relationship because he was a registered sex offender. Police say Tierinni was instructed not to contact the girl again after he posted bond on June 11, but that he admitted before his June 18 arrest that he had been in "constant contact" with the girl since his release. 

Tierinni has a long criminal history that includes convictions for larceny, assault and various other crimes, including a 1998 conviction for first-degree sexual assault. Tierinni is on probation for that offense and listed on the state’s sex offender registry. The terms of his probation state that he cannot have contact with minors.

Tierinni told police that he had not been intimate with the underage girl, who he said worked with his sister, and that he “felt bad for her” and was trying to help her because the girl claimed her grandmother abuses her. He said that the girl initially told him she was several years older than she actually was, but eventually admitted to being underage. 

Tierinni is being held on $400,000 at the Hartford Correctional Center on charges of violation of probation and impairing the morals of or endangering a child. He is next scheduled to appear in court on the charges July 22. 

Correction: A previous version of this story contained inaccurate information about the location of Tierinni's arrests; he was not found in the same vehicle with the underage girl on June 11, but turned himself in on a violation of probation warrant to the East Hartford Police on that date. 

heidi tierinni June 24, 2011 at 02:26 AM
if you knew the truth you would understand,people that lie should be punished,he helped a girl that was being abused,all the lies people wrote will bite them right back,his past was a lie and it has been proven at this point he was innodent and the girl admiiited she lied because she was forced,
David Moran June 24, 2011 at 03:13 AM
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Sandra Myrin June 24, 2011 at 01:40 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen Enough is Enough a person is innocent until proven guilty Chris we are on your side God be watching over you. And all our Family and neighbors also we be Praying for you just remember the people who love you. Sincerly Sandra and David Myrin and Friends and Neighbors
john January 14, 2012 at 04:00 PM
This man should be sentenced to life in prison with the rest of the sex offenders.
Sandra Myrin January 14, 2012 at 04:34 PM
To whom it may concern, please check your brain this person was clear of risk to an injury to a miror of all charges on Aug 31.2011 by Judge Gold and District Att Robin Krawczyk and only receive VOP SO GET YOUR SELF AN ATTORNEY AND YOU WILL BE SUED ALSO. SO PLAY GAMES LIKE THE REST OF THEM AND SEE WHATS HAPPENS TO YOU TOO.

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