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04-01-2017, 09:13 AM

Sex ring pimped out mentally disabled young men: authorities
By Laura Italiano
March 31, 2017 | 4:10pm | Updated

Alleged ringleader Robert King (left) is accused of sending prostitutes to Bruce Bemer (right) and other clients for two decades.

For 20 years, a Connecticut-based prostitution ring trafficked in mentally disabled young men, court papers revealed this week.

The ring catered to wealthy male clients in Connecticut and Massachusetts who paid $250 for sex, according to court papers cited in the News-Times.

At least 15 young men in their early 20s were exploited in the ring, authorities allege.

The young men suffered illnesses that include schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; some were severely disabled and living in group homes, authorities allege.

The ring had been under investigation since January 2016; the first big break came last year with the arrest of Danbury resident Robert King, described by Connecticut prosecutors as running the operation.

King would befriend vulnerable young men, including one he found rummaging through a dumpster, according to court papers cited by the News-Times.

He would then allegedly get them hooked on cocaine and heroin, pushing them to prostitute themselves to pay for their mounting drug debts.

Im just a gay guy trying to help people, King claimed to Danbury detectives, when they approached him in August 2016, according to one affidavit.

King has been charged with prostitution and witness tampering.

Two alleged clients have been arrested and charged with patronizing a trafficked person.

One, Bruce J. Bemer, of Glastonbury, is the owner of the Waterford Speedbowl and New England Motor Sports. He allegedly told authorities that King had been sending young men to him for sex for more than 20 years.

04-01-2017, 10:37 AM
2 Conn. men charged for human trafficking ring linked to young men with mental health issues (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/2-connecticut-men-charged-in-connection-to-human-trafficking-ring/) - selling redarded boys into Sodomy
http://www.newnation.org/Images/2017/3-sodomite-pimps.jpgDANBURY, Conn. -- Two Connecticut men were arrested Thursday in connection with a Danbury-based human trafficking ring that police say exploited young men with mental health issues, delivering them to wealthy clients to have sex for money. Authorities arrested 63-year-old Bruce Bemer of Glastonbury and 71-year-old William Trefzger of Westport, charging them each with patronizing a trafficked person. Both were being held on $500,000 bonds. Robert King of Danbury had previously been arrested in the case and charged with promoting prostitution and witness tampering in connection to the investigation. The Hartford Courant reports Bemer admitted to investigators in court documents that he’s been paying “boys” for sex for 20-to-25 years.