HOHMANTRIAL

Brian Hohman, of Sandisfield, is shown in Berkshire Superior Court in October 2019 during his trial for allegedly groping another man. Hohman, who was acquitted in that case, is accused of stalking a Connecticut teen in August.

TORRINGTON, Conn. — A Sandisfield man charged with stalking a Connecticut teen in August was the subject of a protective order on Friday to prevent contact with the 15-year-old.

Brian Hohman, 56, was arrested on Oct. 7 for allegedly stalking the teen. He remains held at the New Haven Correctional Center on $250,000 bond and is expected to enter a plea on Monday.

Hohman, who has an extensive record of sex offenses against minors that stretches from the Berkshires to the United Kingdom, is also facing charges in Southern Berkshire District Court for possession of a sawed-off shotgun. He was arraigned in that case on Sept. 23.

Police found the weapon during an investigation in which a man claims Hohman drugged and molested him at Hohman’s Sandisfield home in September, according to court documents. Charges have not been filed in connection with that accusation.

A Winsted-area teen told police Hohman was stalking him and tried to lure him into his car while he was riding his bicycle.

A Level 3 sex offender, Hohman has served a six-year prison sentence, and his record shows 47 arraignments in the Berkshires on sexual assault charges, including rape of a child, that stretch from 1993 to 2017. 

In 2019 he was found not guilty of groping a young man outside a gym in Pittsfield.

Judge Michael Wu continued Hohman's pretrial hearing to Monday.

This story has been modified to correct Hohman's age.

Heather Bellow can be reached at hbellow@berkshireeagle.com or 413-329-6871. On Twitter @BE_hbellow.