David Csanadi, 34, of Newton, CT, appeared in Danbury court on Monday for sexually assaulting multiple child victims and was described by the presiding Judge Susan Quinn Cobb as a “predator and danger to society.” Judge Cobb declined the bail commissioner’s request to lower his $1 million bond amount by half.
Csanadi was charged with three counts of first-degree sexual assault, six counts of risk of injury and one count of possession of child pornography.
â€œThe allegations are very, very serious and all the allegations have not been fully investigated,â€ Assistant Stateâ€™s Attorney Colleen Zingaro said.
Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe said the investigation first began at the beginning of April when Monroe police gave them a tip about Csandadi’s involvement in an alleged child pornography case. â€œThey gave us a tip and they gave us information that possibly one of our residents was in possession of child pornography,â€ Kehoe said of Monroe police.
On April 8, police served a search warrant on Csandiâ€™s residence, and a week later, he was taken into custody based on materials seized at the home and additional investigation, Kehoe said.
â€œFrom that search and seizure warrant, we further investigated and came up with these charges that were issued last Friday,â€ Kehoe said.
â€œWe got to a point where we knew we needed to make an arrest now,â€ he said. â€œWe felt we needed to safeguard society. We had enough information with the preliminary part of the investigation that we said we need to arrest this guy nowâ€¦But the investigation is continuing and ongoing and so I canâ€™t say much right now.â€