Glastonbury Men Face Sentencing In Child Sex Abuse Case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Two Connecticut men accused of sexually abusing their adopted children are set to be sentenced on lesser charges and avoid prison time.

George Harasz and Douglas Wirth of Glastonbury are to be sentenced Friday in Hartford Superior Court. The married couple pleaded guilty to felony charges of risk of injury to a minor in January and are to get suspended prison sentences and probation.

Harasz and Wirth adopted nine children through the state Department of Children and Families beginning in 2000 and were arrested in November 2011.

Police said two boys, ages 5 and 15, accused Harasz of sexually assaulting them. Harasz was charged with first-degree sexual assault and Wirth was charged with third-degree sexual assault of the 15-year-old boy.

Other children in the home told authorities they weren’t abused.


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