A sign at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in MaMashantucket, Connecticut. Photo: Jimmy Emerson
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Mashantucket Pequot tribal police arrest man for sexual assault at casino hotel


A New Hampshire man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, The New London Day reports.

Nicholas Soucy, 24, was arrested by tribal police at the Foxwoods Casino Resort in Connecticut on October 13, the paper said. He allegedly raped a woman in his hotel room.

According to court records, Soucy is facing charges of sexual assault in the first degree, as well as assault in the third degree and breach of peace. He latter charges stem from his alleged assault of the woman in a hotel hallway prior to the rape, The Day reported.

The incident comes amid scrutiny of police-related incidents at the casino. The tribe is not required to release documents when no crimes have been committed, the paper reported.

The paper looked into the issue after a woman fell from an escalator at Foxwoods on October 24. She later died of injuries.

The nearby Mohegan Tribe, in comparison, discloses reports at its Mohegan Sun casino, the paper reported. Both tribes have entered into government-to-government agreements with the state to address law enforcement activities at their facilities.

"Understandably, tragic accidents are not the sort of thing a casino wants to publicize," The New London Day wrote in an editorial. "But the clear understanding when the state agreed to provide tribal police with expanded authority is that they would function as other departments and not act as protectors of the images of the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos."

Read More on the Story:
Mashantucket police charge N.H. man with raping woman at casino hotel (The New London Day November 28, 2017)
Mohegan tribal police disclose reports of noncriminal activity, tribal official says (The New London Day November 28, 2017)
Tribal police not required to release reports of noncriminal activity (The New London Day November 25, 2017)

An Opinion:
Editorial: Disclose all tribal police records (The New London Day November 27, 2017)

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