A man with a record of terrorizing women – including raping a woman in Waterford - appeared in court Tuesday for allegedly terrorizing another, this time a prostitute in New Haven.
In 2008, Patrick Ludwig, 42, of New Haven, was convicted of third-degree sexual assault and sentenced to three years in prison followed by 10 years of probation after raping a woman in a Waterford apartment complex. On Tuesday, Ludwig was back in court again for allegedly patronizing a prostitute, a violation of his probation.
Ludwig was convicted in 1990 for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl, according to The Day. After being released from prison following his conviction in 2008, his parole officer said Ludwig “frequented prostitutes” and called his most recent arrest “very disconcerting.”
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In 2008, Ludwig was convicted of raping a woman in 2006 in a Waterford apartment complex after he went to her apartment to help her with a heating problem, according to The Day and court records. Ludwig was also convicted of witness tampering in that case after he sent a letter pretending to be the woman to a pastor saying she made up the accusation, according to court records.
Ludwig had already been convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in 1990, and was sentenced to three years of prison following his 2008 conviction. After serving his term, he was put on strict probation and was put into a sex offender treatment program, according to court records.
However, Ludwig did not meet the obligations of his probation, according to an affidavit written by Ludwig’s New Haven parole officer, Ken Okwusoa. Ludwig’s violations included allegedly frequenting prostitutes and not being forthcoming about his sexual activity, according to Okwusoa.
On August 5, 2012, Ludwig allegedly met up with a prostitute he met on a website in a hotel room, according to court records. After intercourse, allegedly the prostitute asked for $200 – an agreed upon price by Ludwig – but Ludwig said he only had $30, according to court records. The prostitute allegedly became enraged and sent her dog to attack Ludwig, according to court records.
Ludwig was arrested for violation of probation and patronizing a prostitute and appeared in court on Tuesday, where he was held on $300,000 bond. In his affidavit, Okwusoa wrote that Ludwig’s behavior was “very disconcerting” and suggested his behavior indicates an increased possibility of again being aggressive to women.