According to the Stamford Advocate, an aspiring Olympic boxer has been accused of physically and psychologically abusing his girlfriend and assaulting her dog, police said.
Nick Scaturchio, 19, was charged with violating a judge’s protective order, second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, risk of injury to a child, robbery, larceny and threatening.
Scaturchio, a 2015 New York Daily News Golden Gloves champion who competed in the 2016 Olympic Trials and is a USA Boxing national champion, was arraigned at the Stamford courthouse.
The paper indicates that Judge Thomas Colin increased Scaturchio’s bond to $550,000, because of the seriousness of the accusations by his recently estranged 15-year-old girlfriend. Colin also warned Scaturchio that he could be held in prison for 10 years alone for disregarding a previous protective order.
According to an eight-page arrest affidavit, the girl told police on June 5 that Scaturchio violated a restraining order that had been issued a few days earlier.
The girl said Scaturchio assaulted her more than 30 times during the three years they dated, the affidavit said.
The girl said the abuse began as psychological with Scaturchio preventing her from seeing friends and using her cellphone to make Facebook posts in her name, the affidavit said.
The abuse turned physical last year when Scaturchio strangled and punched her, the affidavit said. The girl said she was afraid to report the abuse because Scaturchio threatened to call immigration or the state Department of Family and Children on her mother, the affidavit said.
The girl said Scaturchio once attacked her because he thought she was mocking him, the affidavit said. Scaturchio punched the girl in the back of the head, smashed her head into the passenger side window and banged her head onto the dashboard of his car before punching her in the ribs, the affidavit said.
Scaturchio is due back in court June 19 to enter pleas on the charges.