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.