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Man Who Raped Waterford Woman Arrested Again

Patrick Ludwig, who was convicted of raping a Waterford woman and an 11-year-old girl, is back in court again after allegedly patronizing a prostitute.

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.

Debbie October 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM
With a pattern of violating probation and violence towards children and women, this is one of those stories we will hear about again if he is allowed to walk from this anytime soon..we will hear about his next more violent act and then wonder why someone let him out. Women should keep an eye on the decision on this one..he needs to be put away for a very, very long time with no probation at all.
Anita Miller October 11, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Obviously there is no rehabilitating this "man". He should be in prison for life. How many girls or women does he have to rape or assault before it escalates into murder?
Mandy October 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM
SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT PROGRAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me?? Sorry, update....You CANNOT rehabilitate a sexual predator/pedophile/rapist or whatever youd like to call this slime ball. Disconcerting???? How about, not a surprise?!! Its time we start protecting our women and children from these animals and lock them up for life, instead of letting them out so they can hurt more innocent people. Why is it okay for the victim to live a life of pain while these pigs get to move on and do it over and over again. Our children cant even walk home from school anymore, women are nervous to walk to their cars alone but one thing is for sure, these animals arent. Gross!!!!
maureen October 11, 2012 at 01:35 PM
I agree - I'm very disappointed this man was only sentenced to three years, and then on release was visiting prostitutes and still allowed to roam free! How disappointing!
Bob Bristol October 11, 2012 at 04:17 PM
We put dogs down when they bite someone. Why is it so hard for our society to put scum like this down. Give him the needle.
Daniella Ruiz October 11, 2012 at 07:08 PM
a nice unified federal pen on a remote island for all these types, forced to farm their own food, build their own shelters, weave their own clothing and even manufacture some good for sale? maybe Antarctica or some derelict US NAVY tub. Maybe Canada has some prime real estate above latitude 75 they would be willing to sacrifice, Russia has some nice plots with some working timber farms, even the United Nations could get in on it and accept participants from around the globe, one big happy cluster of sexual maniacs! 10 years minimum required stay, and extra, if they start making advances on each other! (No sex discrimination allowed there!) lawyers would be forever grateful for the endless hours they could charge to the taxpayer for appeals, deals and lawsuits regarding 'victims rights' (the prisoners) and ongoing frivolous suits regarding color of clothing, type of meals, visitor's accomodations and so forth. it could be the beginning of a whole new job creation sector, employing thousands of people determined to keep these predators safely separated from society.
Mark D. Wiggins October 11, 2012 at 08:41 PM
This is what happens when Americans elect soft politicians that write soft laws and appoint judges who are more worried about the poor criminal then the victim. We DID build this. Rape a woman and be convicted or 3rd degree assault? What the hell do you have to do for 2nd degree or 1st degree assault? Burn someone alive? Answer? Plea bargain to save time and $$$. This is AFTER he had been convicted of sexually assaulting an 11 year old girl....11 years old!!!!!!!! We waste time arguing about who is paying for some college girl's birth control and who is paying for Big Bird, yet these sick SOBs walk our street. Any guesses how this would have been handled a couple hundred years ago......progressiveness is so good for us. It's simple: 1st degree murder, rape, child molestation= death penalty. 12 months to appeal then strap them in the chair. Spend all the $$$ wasted protecting them and hire all the lawyers and judges needed for the 12 month process. Result: zero "repeat offenders".
Sharyn Benjamin October 12, 2012 at 02:39 AM
I hired Patrick in 2005 to do some work for me...as a Mr. Fix-it type guy. He had advertised his business in The Day. While he worked he flirted with me, and told me about his wife, baby, and step-son. he was overly friendly. I was flattered. In early 2006 I needed to take off 2 weeks due to my busy schedule, so I asked him to wait the two weeks and come back. During that two weeks he kept calling me to see if I was ready for his services. It was during this time that he raped his neighbor, while her child was present, in the apartment. That could have been me! i feel bad for his wife, and child , but I imagine by now she divorced him. He needs help. ...or to be locked up where he cannot act upon his thoughts!!
Daniella Ruiz October 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Yikes! First person report too! Serious punitive aversion therapy sometimes is effective. Somewhere deep in these peoples basal brain stem is a region that 'just didn't get it' with self control and the link to pain (in self and in others). Emotion and compassion was either lost or in some way rendered chemically or neurologically defective. It may be some variation of a 'panic attack' and the only remedy (for them) is sexual release.
nascarblue October 12, 2012 at 02:12 PM
how many chances is the court system going to give this sicko?? to me he is a very dangerous man and should be kept locked up, come on a little girl? 11 years old and sexually assaulted, her little life has been ruined by this man, i hope she is in counseling and getting the help she will need, he rapes another woman, then thinking he can do it right in his sick mind he hires a prostitute?? in his mind he is not raping her he is paying for her, that too should keep him in jail, his record speaks for itself, he will re-offend and maybe think this time if he does not leave a witness then he will not be caught, so he will serve his probabtion time, "WE HOPE" then be released to search for his next victim, i hope and pray when he goes to court the judge will see he is very dangerous and give him the 3 strikes and your out and give him life.
fedspy October 13, 2012 at 01:19 PM
welcome to liberal america, and liberal democratic ct. our democratic representatives abolished the death penalty recently as it being humane or something like that. we have two animals in jail for killing and raping 3 woman, both were on parole, but released for good behavior or something like that when they committed this atrocity. those like edith sprague ,(retired now) elderly, wondering if she knew what she was doing , as she voted for the death penalty before she voted against it, hope i have that right, if i dont, i apoligize. both should be dead by now, but both will be spared due to the repeal of the death sentence law.. when you have elected representatives like that in hartford, these travesties will continue ad infinitum unless you have new laws enacted with new representatives elected. dont forget, the democratic governor is now releasing prisoners due to overcrowding, not serving their sentences, guess what ? build a sexual offender unit in montville. exasperating. how about castration as a penalty for sexual offenders? just conservative thoughts.

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