Daily Blotter — March 11

Man Could Serve 45 Years For Assaulting Kids

One of the two New Britain men accused of sexually assaulting almost 12 children, including a 3-month-old, has pleaded guilty.

Jeffrey Brisson, 31, faced more than 150 sex charges. Under a plea agreement he accepted Tuesday, he is to be sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Brisson's roommate, Harold Spurling, 40, is also facing dozens of charges and has also been offered a plea deal. Brisson pleaded guilty to several counts of first-degree sexual assault and three counts of risk of injury to a minor.

Man Killed in Hit-and-Run

A 50-year-old Norwalk man was killed in a hit-an-run crash in Trumbull Tuesday night and police are looking for the driver who hit him.

John Burr was driving along Route 8 South just after 10:30 p.m. when something fell out of his vehicle. He got out to retrieve it and was struck by the other car, according to state police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police: Man Found in Car Was Killed

A man whose body was found in a car near the MDC Reservoir off Tunxis Avenue on Tuesday morning was shot several times, police said. An autopsy on Bobbie Dickson, 27, will be held Wednesday. Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

Sergeant Accused of Sexually Assaulting Boy Fired

A sergeant with the New London Police Department has been fired over allegations that he sexually assaulted a little boy.

The chief said William Edwards, who had been suspended without pay since his arrest in January, was notified in person late Monday afternoon. Edwards is accused of sexually assaulting a boy who told authorities he had four or five encounters with the officer when he was between 5 and 7 years old.

The chief said Edwards was brought up on charges of violating the department's rules and regulations, such as alleged drug use, untruthfulness and conduct unbecoming an officer.

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