Pollitt Returns Home, Probation Violation Charges Dropped

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New London, Conn - A serial rapist has been allowed to return home after Connecticut State Judicial authorities dropped charges of violating the conditions of his probation that prohibit him from leaving the property alone.

Prosecutors said the GPS device had malfunctioned causing it to read that 55-year-old David Pollitt had left the home unsupervised when in fact that had not happened.

His attorney and sister had said he did not leave the yard and had complained that the GPS had malfunctioned numerous times.

Pollitt served 24 years in prison for attacks on women in Old Lyme, Waterford, Killingworth, Rocky Hill and Wallingford.

Pollitt had been arrested Wednesday. Authorities say the electronic monitoring device on his ankle showed heleft the yard of his sister's Southbury home for 15 minutes on Sept. 3.

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