Danbury, Glastonbury, Westport Men Charged in Connection With Sex-for-Money Human Trafficking Investigation

An investigation into a sex for money human trafficking ring in which men with mental health issues were allegedly delivered to wealthy people throughout the state has led to the arrests of a Danbury man, a Glastonbury man and a Westport man.

Detectives and special agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New Haven Office arrested Bruce J. Bemer, 63, of Glastonbury, and William Trefzger, 71, of Westport, according to police.

Bemer is the owner of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl and Bemer Petroleum Corporation, according to court documents.

Police said the investigation was into a human trafficking ring out of Danbury that reached other cities. Police said they started investigating in January 2016, but said the ring might have been operating for decades.

Bemer and Trefzger were both charged with patronizing a trafficked person. Trefzger remains in custody and is due in court on April 10, according to online court records. Bemer is due back in court on April 26.

Police previously arrested Robert King, of Danbury, and charged him with promoting prostitution and witness tampering.

Police are still investigating and said more arrests are expected.

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