State Police Dispatcher Charged With Enticing a Minor

A Connecticut State Police dispatcher has been arrested on charges of risk of injury and enticing a minor.

Middletown police arrested 48-year-old Jeffrey Norton on Wednesday night. Police did not release details on the investigation that led to Norton's arrest.

Norton, of Waterbury, is a dispatcher at State Police Troop I in Bethany and has worked for the state police since 2004, according to Trooper Kelly Grant.

He was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday, Grant said.

According to Connecticut state statutes, the charge against Norton involves any person who uses a computer service to entice a minor under 16 into sexual activity.

Norton posted $1,500 bond and is scheduled to be in court on March 16.

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