DANBURY, Conn. — More people have come forward claiming that they were victims of a sex trafficking ring run by a Danbury man and a Westport man that targeted disabled men, according to the News Times.
William Trefzger of Westport, Robert King of Danbury and Bruce Bemer of Glastonbury, were all arrested in March after police said they ran the sex trafficking ring in which young men with mental health issues were delivered to wealthy clients throughout Connecticut for sex.
There were 15 victims named in the initial arrest affidavits, but attorneys believe there could be hundreds of victims, according to the News Times. Two more were uncovered in court documents filed this week, including one who says he was sexually assaulted at the age of 15 and another who is said to have killed himself during a chase with police eight years ago, the News Times reported.
Officials say the sex-trafficking was operated for more than 20 years by King, who is also said to have had a shrine in his home dedicated to the victim who killed himself, according to the News Times. The young men in the sex-trafficking ring were given drugs and alcohol and pushed into prostitution when they had accrued high enough drug debts, officials told the News Times.
Bemer, who is reported to own the Waterford Speedbowl race track, agreed in court to withhold some of his assets in case he loses a civil judgement in the case, the News Times reported. His assets include helicopters and antique cars, according to the News Times.
Attorneys for the victims have filed civil documents seeking at least $10 million, according to the News Times.