NEW CANAAN — An 89-year-old New Canaan man was arrested for attempting to pay someone so he could perform undisclosed sexual acts on the victim.

On Aug. 19, police received a complaint that Michael Cerretani, of Lakeview Avenue, had offered money to perform sexual acts on the victim. The victim is not a prostitute, but was propositioned by the suspect in a manner that allegedly violated the law. An investigation into the matter led to an arrest warrant being issued for Cerretani.

On Sunday, Cerretani turned himself in to New Canaan police on the active warrant.

He was charged with patronizing a prostitute and was released on a promise to appear in court on Thursday.

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