Plea Deal Avoids Jail Time For Couple Accused Of Sexual Assault Of Adopted Children

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Two Connecticut men accused of sexually assaulting two of their nine adopted children have pleaded no contest to lesser felony charges and will avoid jail time in an agreement with prosecutors.

 The Hartford Courant reports  George Harasz and Douglas Wirth of Glastonbury entered the pleas Friday to charges of risk of injury to a minor in Hartford Superior Court. They will receive suspended sentences.

Warrants for the men’s 2011 arrests described abuse of two boys, ages 5 and 15. Other children in the household told police they didn’t experience inappropriate sexual contact.

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

The couple adopted the children through the state child welfare agency beginning in 2000.
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Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com
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