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Ex-prison guard sentenced for having sex with inmate

Apr. 30, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former guard at a federal prison in Connecticut has been sentenced to 10 months behind bars himself for twice having sex with an inmate. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Carlos Sanchez, of Middlebury, was also sentenced Monday to five years of probation. Sanchez pleaded guilty in...

Danbury man killed in Connecticut barn collapse

Apr. 26, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

BETHANY, Conn. (AP) — The man who died in a barn collapse in Connecticut has been publicly identified as a Danbury resident. State police say 38-year-old Joister Pacheco-Attaide was helping restore the century-old barn in Bethany when it collapsed just before 9 a.m. Thursday. Pacheco-Attaide was trapped...

Connecticut company lays off 135 employees

Apr. 15, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut fuel cell maker has announced that it is laying off 135 employees, a move it says will save $11.5 million annually. The News Times reports that FuelCell Energy Inc. announced the layoffs Friday. The company has headquarters in Danbury and its main factory in Torrington....

Connecticut businessman convicted in human trafficking case

Apr. 10, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 65-year-old Connecticut businessman has been convicted of involvement with a human trafficking ring that preyed on mentally ill and intellectually disabled boys and young men. The six-member jury in Danbury Superior Court on Wednesday convicted Bruce Bemer of Glastonbury. Bemer, the...

Jury begins deliberations in human trafficking trial

Apr. 9, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A six-member jury has begun deliberations in the trial of a Connecticut businessman charged in connection with what prosecutors say was a human trafficking ring that preyed on mentally ill and intellectually disabled boys and young men. Jurors in Danbury Superior Court heard closing...

Trial to begin for businessman charged in trafficking ring

Mar. 31, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut businessman is scheduled to go on trial in connection with a human trafficking ring that police say preyed on mentally ill and intellectually disabled boys and young men for more than 20 years. State prosecutors are scheduled to begin presenting evidence to a jury Monday...