DANBURY - A prostitution ring that exploited young men with mental disabilities for more than 20 years unraveled this week when police arrested two men authorities say were clients of the operation.
William Trefzger, a ly Asian mature escort Atlanta sex offender from Westport, and Bruce J. Bemer of Glastonbury, the owner of the Waterford Speedbowl and New England Motor Sports, were both charged Wednesday with patronizing a trafficked person. Authorities said Danbury resident Robert Kingwho had been arrested earlier, was at the center of the ring, which served as many as eight wealthy men in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
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King would befriend troubled young men, including one he found prowling through a Dumpster, get them hooked on drugs including cocaine and heroin and, when they had run Hartford CT male escort debts, pushed them into prostituting themselves, arrest affidavits show.
Police said the ring had been under investigation since Januarybut Bemer told them King had been sending him young men for more than 20 years.
King has been charged with second-degree prostitution and tampering with a witness. Bemer declined to comment Thursday after he was released from custody at Superior Court in Danbury.
At least 15 young men in their early 20s with illnesses including Lincoln classy escorts and bipolar disorder were exploited as part of the scheme, court records state. Some of the victims had severe disabilities and were living in group homes. Some of the youths appeared to be high on drugs, neighbors said.
One of the young men victimized by King told police he met the older man while he was looking for bottles in a Dumpster. A short time later, King introduced the victim to Bemer, who showed the young man his Eb escort Appleton of antique cars and motorcycles, according to court records.
The investigation got its start when health-care workers at Bethel-based Ability Beyond, which operates a group home where two Escortes rive Bend the victims lived, told a probation officer that King about the prostitution ring, records show.
Investigators approached King in August Police also interviewed one of the victims, who days later recorded a conversation he had Escort Joliet tv King, the warrant states:. King later told the victim to tell investigators they there were longtime friends and that he knew nothing about prostitution, the affidavit states.
When approached by police, Trefzger at first denied involvement in prostitution, but later admitted to having sex with boys King delivered to his home, records show. He also admitted knowing that the young men had mental health problems. No one answered the door at Raleigh North Carolina prostitutes via address listed as owned by Trefzger in the Greens Farms area of Westport Thursday.
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