SANDISFIELD — A town man with a decades-long history of sex crimes against minors stretching from the Berkshires to the U.K. is in police custody in Connecticut after allegedly stalking a Winsted-area teen in August.
Brian Hohman, 56, is being held on $250,000 bond after his Oct. 7 arrest by Winchester Police, according to the Torrington Superior Court.
He is accused of stalking a 15-year-old male at his home Aug. 15, according to the Republican-American newspaper based in Waterbury, Conn. The teen told police Hohman tried to lure him into his car.
A Level 3 sex offender in Massachusetts and a former Great Barrington resident, Hohman was convicted in 1993 for assaulting eight minors in the Berkshires, for which he served a six-year prison sentence.
In 2010, he was sentenced to a year in jail after he admitted to making sexually suggestive comments to a boy at a municipal pool in Scotland.
In 2019 he was found not guilty of groping a young man outside a gym in Pittsfield.
Hohman has a criminal record in New York, Florida and California, according to the Republican-American, and has a racked up a total of 29 convictions.
At Hohman's arraignment Thursday on a felony charge of stalking in the first degree, Judge James Bentivegna increased an initial $100,000 bond to $250,000, the Republican-American reported.
He is scheduled to reappear in court Oct. 30.
This story has been modified to correct Hohman's age.