Before I start talking about these men, I want to make one thing absolutely clear: Being gay has nothing to do with paedophilia or child abuse. Gay men are attracted to other men. Paedophiles are attracted to children. The two have nothing whatsoever to do with each other. Anyone caught making hateful slurs or trying to link homosexuality with paedophilia or demons or any crap like that will incur my wrath and possibly be banned by Trench.
George Harasz (49) and Douglas Wirth (45), from Glastonbury Connecticut, have been accused of raping their adopted children and making them sleep in wardrobes. The couple have adopted 9 children since 2000 and ran a dog breeding business. Two of their children, a 5 year old and a 15 year old boys have accused their parents of raping them and making them sleep in the wardrobe. Some of their other children, including the accusers’ brothers, say that the allegations are untrue.
The couple were arrested in November 2011 following a police and state investigation of sexual abuse. The children were removed from their home. After the accusations from the boys, Harasz was initially facing charges of first-degree sexual assault, along with other charges and Wirth was facing a charge of third-degree sexual assault of the 15 year old boy. Prosecutors conceded that a lack of forensic evidence would make it difficult to prove their case so they offered a plea deal instead, and reduced the charges to one count each of risk of injury to a minor. The couple pleaded guilty to those charges in January 2012 and were due to be sentenced in Hartford Superior Court last Friday, facing suspended sentences and probation.
But suddenly, the couple withdrew their plea and requested a trial to clear their names completely! And at about the same time, more allegations of physical and sexual abuse came from three other children. One of the victims who spoke during the court hearing said that the abuse started when he was 6 years old.
“They took turns raping me over and over,” he said. “Anyone who would do this to a child is a sick, demented person”.
The couple’s supporters also spoke in court on Friday. One of the couple’s children, Carlos Harasz, said that the accusers were lying and that the abuse described occurred in a previous foster home. Carlos also said that the Dept of Children and Families “took the word of an angry, damaged, disturbed boy and destroyed a family”.
Prosecutors have agreed to go to trial. Judge Joan Alexander agreed that a trial would be “in the interest of justice” and that the “facts must be shown and must be shown publicly”.
So who did it? It’s really the kids’ words against the parents. Hopefully this can all be sorted out, and if the parents are innocent, the post will be pulled. If they are guilty, they deserve to be condemned, not only for doing disgusting and abhorrent things to their children, but also for damaging the image of the gay community and for providing fodder for those idiots that think that gay people are paedophiles. At a time when the US and Australia are trying to fix the law to allow gay people to marry, this isn’t needed.