Hartford police say a Hartford man has been sentenced to 120 years in prison after one of the first successful prosecutions under Connecticut’s version of “Jessica’s Law.
48-year-old Brian Wright was a registered sex offender who had served 25 years in a series of rapes, kidnapping and assault. Seven months after his release in 2009, Wright was arrested by Hartford Police on charges he tried to kidnap and sexually assault a child younger than 13 in a wooded area of Pope Park on July 20, 2010. The boy was able to break away from him and get hielp.
“Jessica’s law” provides for a 25-to-50 year sentence for aggravated sexual assault on those younger than 13 who are kidnapped or injured in the attack. Clark’s sentence Friday by Superior Court Judge Elpedio Vitale included a mandatory minimum sentence of fifty years for two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a minor.