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Ex-Judicial Marshal Agrees To Plea Deal In Sex Trafficking Case

Ex-Judicial Marshal Agrees To Plea Deal In Sex Trafficking Case

LITCHFIELD — Former Waterbury judicial marshal Michael A. Connelly pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of promoting prostitution, sexual assault and trafficking in persons as part of a plea deal that would send him to prison for one year.

With his head hanging as he stood before a judge in Superior Court, Connelly — brother of the late Waterbury State's Attorney John Connelly — pleaded guilty under the Alford doctrine to the trafficking and fourth-degree sexual assault charges as well as a charge of risk of injury.

By pleading under the Alford doctrine, Connelly, 54, of Waterbury, did not admit guilt to those charges but conceded that prosecutors had enough...

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