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.


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