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Published On: Tue, Apr 9th, 2013

George Harasz, Doug Wirth, gay Connecticut couple charged with raping their adopted boys, will stand trial

The case of a same-sex Connecticut couple accused of repeatedly raping and abusing atleast two of their nine adopted boys is headed for trial after allegations from three more of their children.

George Harasz and Douglas Wirth

George Harasz and Douglas Wirth

Married couple George Harasz and Douglas Wirth of Glastonbury were supposed to be sentenced Friday in Hartford Superior Court under a plea deal, but instead withdrew from their agreement with prosecutors.

The men had already pleaded no contest in January to one felony count each of risk of injury to a minor, a reduction from even more serious charges related to sexual assault.

New vallegations came to light Friday in the explosive case, and prosecutors said they also want to go to trial.

“I think the only proper resolution of this matter is to try it,” said prosecutor David Zagaja, according to the Hartford Courant.

Judge Joan Alexander agreed that a trial would be “in the interest of justice. The facts must be shown and must be shown publicly.”

Harasz and Wirth adopted nine children — three sets of male siblings — beginning in 2000, and ran a home-based dog breeding business called The Puppy Guy.

The couple was arrested in November 2011 following a police and state investigation of sex-abuse allegations. The children were removed from the home.

Police said two boys, ages 5 and 15, accused Harasz of sexually assaulting them. Harasz was initially facing first-degree sexual assault and other charges, while Wirth had been charged with third-degree sexual assault of the 15-year-old boy.

Their arrest warrants claimed the couple not only sexually and physically abused the children, but also forced them to sleep in closets.

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  1. Dalina Nicholas, mother allows child to be sexually abused for drugs, agrees to plea bargain with police - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Gay Connecticut will stand trial for raping their adopted boys, more here […]

  2. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    WELL, WELL, WELL … THANK YOU, Global Dispatch!

    I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH SO-CALLED, pedophilia, BUT I DO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND HOMOSEXUAL ADOPTION OF CHILDREN. IT IS QUITE INTERSTING THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT MENTION THE RACE(S) OF THESE NINE BOYS. [Caucasian homosexuals have the bad habit of going to “Third World” countries and adopting colored children. These fools know it is difficult for gays to adopt Caucasian children].

    I HOPE THE “BOOK IS THROWN AT” George Harasz AND Douglas Wirth. THIS ARTICLE IS PROOF-POSITIVE THAT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE DOES NOT WORK BECAUSE IT IS DIFFICULT FOR TWO MALES TO PRACTICE LIFELONG MONOGAMY.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  3. In the News | Top US News Today says:

    […] maker in the past decade, thanks be to God. May they continue to leaven the Church with good men.) “Married” Gay Men Go to Trial for Raping Adopted Sons (And we should be giving these helpless kids to homosexual predators? Next thing, we’ll be […]

  4. George Harasz, Doug Wirth, gay Connecticut couple charged with raping their … – The Global Dispatch | GAYFRIENDSCHAT.com says:

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