Abused Glastonbury Boy: ‘I Want To Die’
Court records unsealed today detail child abuse allegations against a same-sex couple from Glastonbury, who had adopted nine boys.
According to an arrest warrant, a 5-year-old boy told police he had been raped by one of his adoptive fathers.
After he was removed from the home, the child told a Department of Children and Families Social Worker ‘I want to die’ over and over.
The boy told a therapist he was sexually attacked by his adoptive father, George Harasz.
An older boy told police that starting when he was 10-years-old, Harasz would molest him in the shower and in bed. Haras allegedly forced some of the children to give him massages.
Harasz allegedly told the boy that he was acting out of love.
The boy said Harasz controlled his other adoptive father, Doug Wirth.
Both men have been charged with sexual assault, but Wirth faces less serious charges.
One of the adopted children said he had never been abused, and never saw any abuse.
Some friends of the couple have said they never saw any sign of child abuse.
The case prompted the state Department of Children and families to say that in the future, it will check if any child abuse was experienced by parents seeking to adopt.