Michael Quiles grew up in foster homes in the Hartford area and struggled with a learning disability. He suffered from various illnesses, including post-traumatic stress disorder, paranoid personality and substance abuse. As a teenager, he ended up receiving psychiatric treatment from the state and living in a community facility. Fourteen months ago, while still under state care, the 19-year-old Quiles was charged with raping a woman with intellectual disabilities. A judge released him back into a state program, and Quiles lived quietly for more than a year while the case crawled through the judicial system.
That changed when he was accused of raping again, reports the Hartford Courant. Quiles was charged last month with assaulting a woman who lived into his building, and then trying to kill her because he was afraid she would report him to authorities. Now, victims’ advocates want answers to questions the Quiles case has raised, including why he was released.