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

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

HARTFORD—

— 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

1 posted on 04/09/2013 9:31:31 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

Why are we not hanging them both by the neck until dead?


2 posted on 04/09/2013 9:33:19 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Perseverando

Giving children to perverts ... what could go wrong.


3 posted on 04/09/2013 9:35:23 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: Perseverando

I sure hope the chattering classes will start focusing on the kids in all of this morass.


4 posted on 04/09/2013 9:36:30 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Perseverando

Accused of molesting (raping) a total of 5 of the 9 “adopted” boys.

No adopted girls?

The judge was going to plea bargain them with no jail time? Probably wouldn’t have had to register as sex offenders.

A lot of people were complicit in orchestrating things so that this was inevitable. And now they would all love for it to just go away.


5 posted on 04/09/2013 9:36:50 PM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Perseverando

“two Glastonbury men, accused two years ago of sexually assaulting two of their nine adopted boys...”

Two gay guys, nine boys....what could go wrong?/


6 posted on 04/09/2013 9:37:28 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Perseverando

How about a white-hot poker thrust into their hindquarters?
Let’s flip a coin: heads, we win; tails, they lose.


7 posted on 04/09/2013 9:41:36 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: babygene
Why are we not hanging them both by the neck until dead?

I was thinking they should be hung by something else...

8 posted on 04/09/2013 9:41:58 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Perseverando

Somebody needs to get this to O’Reilly. Although it involves members of a protected class.


9 posted on 04/09/2013 9:43:12 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Perseverando
The judge also noted that DCF(Dept. of Children and Families) also departed from its own rules in allowing Wirth and Harasz to adopt so many children. Twice, the couple was granted waivers to adopt more children, she noted.

Nine children, all boys, adopted since 2000. There is no way this should have been allowed. The people in the DCF who are responsible need to be punished, severely.

10 posted on 04/09/2013 9:43:29 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Perseverando

Gay recruiters need death penalties

straight child molesters too


11 posted on 04/09/2013 9:54:41 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Perseverando

So they were going to give them a suspended sentence for abusing 2 of the 9 boys? Did anybody really think they had 9 boys and only abused two of them once? And they seriously thought they deserved no jail time? WTH is wrong with people?


12 posted on 04/09/2013 10:04:21 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

The defense attorney, the prosecutor and the judge are all queers. That’s the only possible explanation. They need to hang the whole bunch of deviates.


13 posted on 04/09/2013 10:18:35 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( There's Two Choices. Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered.)
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To: MacMattico

What’s wrong is that the entire world view is basically taped together. It falls apart when you look at it funny. They plea this out and all of the media and political pressure of having to put these guys away subsides.

Nobody on the left or in the LGBT establishment will forgive anyone in this case.

And the timing on this, well . . .

This happened TWO YEARS AGO!!!!!

With whom have the other boys been staying?


14 posted on 04/09/2013 10:41:22 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: babygene

Because they haven’t been convicted yet.
Personally, I am more in favor of rope, a millstone, and the depths of the sea if convicted.


15 posted on 04/09/2013 10:42:07 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: babygene
Why are we not hanging them both by the neck until dead?

Homosexual pedophiles are the latest "protected class" - - many government politicians are even pushing for homosexuals like these two defendants to be Scout leaders who take little boys off into the woods. I am not joking.

16 posted on 04/09/2013 10:51:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Perseverando

What IDIOT allowed two gay guys to adopt 9 boys?.....
WHo ever signed off on this should be indicted, jailed, looted, and then hung.. fed to sharks..

The gay guys just did what most gay guys want to do..
and ARE doing to many neigborhood kids..


17 posted on 04/09/2013 11:03:40 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Perseverando

What is WRONG with this state?! Two men rape little boys in their care and SUSPENDED SENTENCES are a possibility for them?!!

There is only one thing that should be “suspended.”


18 posted on 04/10/2013 12:03:45 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: smoothsailing

I suspect that somebody, within the DCF, probably ensured such easy access to vulnerable kids.


19 posted on 04/10/2013 12:11:24 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Perseverando

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


20 posted on 04/10/2013 2:55:02 AM PDT by Portcall24
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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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