A 40-year-old Connecticut man accused of performing a lewd act online for an Orange County investigator posing as a 14-year-old girl posted bond and left jail today.Bryan Gavini was released from the Orange County Jail this morning after posting ,900 bond.
Gavini was identified as a pricing actuary for Liberty Mutual in a winter 2002-2003 edition of Simon Business, a magazine for graduates of The Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester.In that position, he looks at a company's exposure to catastrophes such as hurricanes and earthquakes, the article said."That means, he explained, 'a lot of time in front of a computer pulling up numbers, a lot of time explaining what they mean, and a lot of analysis and presentation,' " he is quoted as saying.Records show he lives in Killingly, Conn., which is about 60 miles east of Hartford.Authorities said an investigator with the Orange County Sheriff's Office Sexual Offender Squad logged on to a computer chat room as a 14-year-old girl on Thursday.
The investigator was contacted by a man officials later identified as Gavini.
During a chat, the "suspect solicited the detective for various sexual acts," the Sheriff's Office said in a news release. At one point, Gavini told the "teen girl" that he would definitely "give you a good time." Gavini also is accused of offering to pay for a cab to bring the girl to his hotel.
Records don't say which conference he was attending, though a three-day insurance-industry event called Cat Modeling 2010: Probabilities and Possibilities just ended Thursday.
During a chat with a person he thought was a teen girl, "The male stated his name was Bryan Gavini, and even showed his convention name tag with that name printed on it to the web camera,'' the investigator wrote in the arrest affidavit.
The event, which cost ,250 to ,650 to attend, promised to provide attendees "an unbiased view of catastrophe models and their impact on risk management," according to an online agenda.
He told the "girl" in the chat he didn't have to attend the conference "if I don't want to," records show.