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2 Connecticut Men Charged in Connection With Human Trafficking Ring

Police say the men exploited young men with mental health issues and delivered them to wealthy clients who paid for sex

Two Connecticut men have been arrested 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. 

Danbury Police and the New Haven office of the FBI announced Thursday they arrested 63-year-old Bruce Bemer of Glastonbury and 71-year-old William Trefzger of Westport, charging them each with patronizing a trafficked person. 

Bemer owns the New London-Waterford Speedbowl and Bemer Petroleum Corporation in Glastonbury. The Hartford Courant reports he admitted to investigators in court document that he's been paying "boys" for sex for 20-to-25 years. A call to his home went unanswered. 

No phone number was listed for Trefzger.

Hearst Connecticut Media reports at least 15 men in their early 20s were involved.

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