Court to hear appeal of Speedbowl owner
HARTFORD (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether a businessman convicted in a human trafficking ring can be ordered to undergo an HIV test.
Justices are scheduled to hear an appeal by Bruce Bemer on Monday.
Prosecutors say the Glastonbury resident was part of a human trafficking ring that preyed on young men who were mentally ill and intellectually disabled. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison in June.
Bemer is appealing a lower court judge's pretrial order to undergo an HIV test. Some of the trafficking victims alleged Bemer had unprotected sex with them but never disclosed whether he was HIV positive.
Bemer argues the testing order violates his constitutional right against unreasonable searches.
Bemer owns the New London-Waterford Speedbowl racetrack and other businesses.
Stories that may interest you
The Connecticut State Police Union is asking a federal judge to declare parts of the state’s new police accountability law unconstitutional
The Republican primary for the 2nd Congressional District, which was beset by chaos at the eleventh hour after endorsed candidate Thomas Gilmer’s arrest on domestic violence charges, appears to be headed for a recount.
Four Stamford residents who visited North Carolina and an Old Lyme resident who visited Texas each were fined $1,000 for failing to submit a travel advisory form to the state Department of Public Health.
Republican and Democratic voters were expected to rubber-stamp Republican President Donald Trump and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden in Connecticut’s quiet presidential primary on Tuesday