Police have arrested a man they say sexually assaulted several young girls in the shower area at Winding Trails.
Farmington police officers were called to Winding Trails Monday after receiving reports of a man making sexual remarks to three girls ages 7, 13 and 13 near the showers. When police got there, they found Mark Tully, 56, of 7 Essex Court, Farmington, and identified him as the man.
After investigating, officers found that Tully had approached the girls in the outdoor shower area near the beach and cornered one of the 13-year-old girls. According to police, Tully backed the girl against a corner and touched her breasts. Officers said it looked as though Tully had tried to remove the girl's bathing suit. The girl was able to break free and run into the locker area with the two other girls and found older girls who walked with them past the man. They immediately reported the incident to parents and staff.
Winding Trails staff had also had reports that Tully had made lewd comments to other girls and was seen following an unidentified teenage girl. According to police, Tully was found drunk and had two bottles of vodka with him.
He was charged with first-degree kidnapping, third-degree sexual assault, three counts of risk of injury to a minor, second-degree unlawful restraint, and second-degree breach of peace.
Tully is being held in lieu of a $500,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court today, July 3, at 101 Lafayette St. in Hartford.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Tully is president and founder of Adventus Financial LLC.
Winding Trails sent out a letter to its members, explaining the incident.
"Please know, the safety of our members, campers and Winding Trails' community remains our highest priority. We understand this incident will cause concern to our families and we want to reassure you that we have taken all necessary precautions and safety measures to insure an enjoyable and safe summer," the letter said.