Gay Couple Accused Of Sexual Abuse By Foster Kids Attempt To Clear Names In Trial

Lester Brathwaite | Queerty | April 8, 2013

A gay Connecticut couple is preparing to stand trial after facing accusations  by several of their nine adopted sons of sexual abuse.

George Harasz and Douglas Wirth had been raising nine adopted boys along with  two of Harasz’s biological children when two years ago, two of the boys accused  them of sexual assault. The other children in their home denied the abuse, but  were subsequently removed from the couple’s care.

Harasz and Wirth initially entered pleas in January to one felony count each  of risk of injury to a minor, agreeing to suspended prison sentences. But on  Friday, one of the victims made new allegations of abuse during a pre-sentence  investigation, prompting the couple to withdraw their plea deal and seek to  clear their names.

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