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A Hamden resident and manager of a Farifield gym has been charged with interfering with police in connection to the , Fairfield police said.
Myers, 44, was a trainer at the when police initiated an investigation following allegations that Myers had inappropriately touched a female teen during a training session. He was charged on May 24 with fourth-degree sexual assault and breach of peace. Myers is next due in court on Aug. 9.
During the investigation, police found that a manager at one of the Edge clubs Myers had worked at had allegedly withheld information and misled police. Nicholas Padilla, 33, of Hamden, was arrested Saturday for allegedly interfering with the case.
According to the police report, detectives had interviewed Padilla, who told them he had not heard any allegations against Myers from other staff members or clients.
But several clients, supervisors, and even Myers himself, told police that Padilla was informed of multiple incidents involving the personal trainer. According to the police report, one victim reported an alleged assault directly to Padilla, police said. Another personal trainer had photographic evidence of Myers allegedly acting inappropriately with a client and told Padilla. Still another victim told police that she had reported being harassed by Myers to Padilla three times in a span of two years.
Myers himself reportedly told police that Padilla was aware that he had been "stalking" a woman, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said.
Detectives determined that Padilla was gaining personal and financial benefits keeping Myers as a personal trainer in the form of bonuses; police believe that could be a factor behind concealing information, according to the report.
According to Lussier, other personnel and management at the Edge Fitness Clubs have been cooperating and helping police throughout the investigation.
Padilla was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 17. The case is far from closed, according to Lussier, and anyone with further information regarding Myers or Padilla should contact the Detective Bureau at 203-254-4840.