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Former Glastonbury restaurant owner due in court for 2nd sex assault charge

Posted December 6, 2017 10:59 a.m. EST

— A former owner of a restaurant in Glastonbury is scheduled to face a judge on Wednesday for drugging a woman to have sex with her.

The appearance is for one of two incidents where Julian Rodriguez has been charged with sexual assault.

Rodriguez owned the now-defunct Jalisco Mexican Grill & Cantina on New London Turnpike.

He was arrested for the second time last month.

Police said he had sex with a woman who while she was mentally incapacitated and unable to give consent. The incident happened at his restaurant.

He was charged with first-degree sexual assault.

Rodriguez was arrested for a similar crime in September.

In that case, police said he invited a different woman back to his business and sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious from alcohol and/or drugs.

Police also said they believe there are other victims.