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Plea Agreement For No Jail Blows Up; Glastonbury Couple Accused Of Abusing Boys Headed To Trial ^ | Arpil 5, 2013 | DAVID OWENS and KELLY GLISTA

Posted on 04/09/2013 9:31:31 PM PDT by Perseverando


— A judge on Friday allowed two Glastonbury men, accused two years ago of sexually assaulting two of their nine adopted boys, to withdraw their no-contest pleas and take their cases to trial.

The unusual action came during what was to be a sentencing hearing for George Harasz and Douglas Wirth, who entered pleas in January to one felony count each of risk of injury to a minor. They agreed to suspended prison sentences. The only issue for Friday's hearing was to be whether each would be required to register as sex offenders.

But a new allegation of sexual assault against Harasz by one of the victims, contained in a pre-sentence investigation of Harasz, helped scrap the plea agreement. The case was further clouded Friday by disclosure in court of new allegations of abuse by three other of the nine children. No new criminal charges have been filed.

The new information gives rise to the possibility of new criminal charges, and therefore continuing with Friday's planned sentencing would not have been prudent, prosecutor David Zagaja told Judge Joan K. Alexander. Further, Zagaja said, the victim has said he wants to testify against Wirth and Harasz at trial.

"I think the only proper resolution of this matter is to try it," Zagaja said.

Initially, Harasz, 49, was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, aggravated first-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault, two counts of risk of injury to a minor and cruelty to persons. Wirth, 45, was initially charged with third-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. Those charges were reduced to a single charge for each man as part of the plea agreement.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: childmolesters; childrape; douglaswirth; gayadoption; gaymarriage; georgeharasz; glastonbury; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; pedophiles; rape; sex
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To: Perseverando

My guess is that they almost got away with it because they’re wealthy enough to afford the best lawyers and/or have lots of political connections.

21 posted on 04/10/2013 3:52:09 AM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: doc1019
Konnecticut - taking guns from law abiding citizens and allowing child molesters to go scott-free.

They should be shot in the public square. Using an AR-15 with a "standard capacity" magazine.

22 posted on 04/10/2013 3:56:18 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: smoothsailing

Maybe the person granting the waiver was acting with good will and perhaps not. Whomever it is needs to be investigated as well. There may be other families like that one.

23 posted on 04/10/2013 4:22:41 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Portcall24

“Re-locate all of them to California and be done with it.”

They are there already. CT in the California of the East.

24 posted on 04/10/2013 5:46:46 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Perseverando

So this is what happens when two guys are allowed to adopt nine boys...
Something like this happened in NC not too long ago and I may be correct in recalling one of the men was a local dim leader...
So let’s go ahead and let them be Boy Scout leaders!!!
Sure, what could go wrong?

25 posted on 04/10/2013 6:14:02 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

A third boy has also come forward. There’ll be more.

26 posted on 04/12/2013 1:29:12 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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