BANGOR – A former Stetson man who was charged earlier this year in connection with a 33-year-old Connecticut cold-case now is facing federal firearm charges.
Marc Karun, 53, was arrested in June for the 1986 sexual assault and strangulation of an 11-year-old girl near her Norwalk, Conn. middle school in a case that haunted the region for more than three decades.
“It’s a multi-generational case,” Norwalk police Lt. Art Weisberger, who lead the investigation, said by phone on Monday. “Where you had students at the time who were 11, 12 or 13 years old were highly aware of the incident, you know, being on or near school grounds, or on the edge of school grounds, then you had all their parents … so two generations have kind of lived with the case.”
According to federal court documents, Karun had 60 firearms and more than 14-thousand rounds of ammunition at his Stetson residence, a violation of the law since he is a convicted felon.
The arrest warrant states he was convicted in at least two rapes, an abduction and attempted kidnapping between 1986 and 1988 that sent him to prison and made him a lifetime registrant of the Sex Offender’s Registry.
Karun faces murder and kidnapping charges in the death of 11-year-old Kathleen Flynn.
DNA evidence found under her fingernails linked Karun to the crime.
He is now being held at the Cheshire Correctional Institute in Cheshire, Conn. with a $5 million bail, but is scheduled to be in U.S. District Court in Bangor to face the gun charges next week.