Parents Plead Not Guilty In Assault of Their Children

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Two Glastonbury men accused of sexually assaulting their adopted children have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

George Harasz and Douglas Wirth were arrested in November on allegations that they abused two of their nine adopted boys.

The Hartford Courant  reports the men pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Superior Court in Hartford.

The warrants for the men’s arrest describe abuse of two boys, now ages 5 and 15, through sodomy and inappropriate touching. Other children in the household told police they did not experience any inappropriate sexual contact.

Harasz faces charged including two counts of first-degree sexual assault. Wirth is charged with one count of third-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

The married couple adopted children through the state Department of Children and Families beginning in 2000.
Information from: The Hartford Courant,

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