Men with Mental Health Issues Victimized in Connecticut Prostitution Ring: Investigators

Men with mental health issues were delivered to wealthy clients throughout Connecticut as part of a prostitution and human trafficking ring, investigators said.

Police said the investigation was into a human trafficking ring out of Danbury that reached other cities. Police said they started investigating in January 2016, but said the ring might have been operating for decades.

Bruce J. Bemer, 63, of Glastonbury, and William Trefzger, 71, of Westport, were arrested, police said. They were both charged with patronizing a trafficked person and bond was set at $500,000.

Police previously arrested Robert King, of Danbury, and charged him with promoting prostitution and witness tampering.

Police are still investigating and said more arrests are expected.

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