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Bethel Ex-Restaurateur Faces Another Trial On Sex Assault Charges

The former owner of Tonelli's Restaurant heads to court Wednesday.
The former owner of Tonelli's Restaurant heads to court Wednesday. Photo Credit: Tonelli's Restaurant on Facebook

BETHEL, Conn. -- The former Bethel restaurateur who was charged with the sexual assault of two waitresses is facing a second trial, according to The News-Times.

The first trial in October 2014 for Antonio “Tony” Fernandes resulted in a hung jury, The News-Times said.

In the arrest warrant affidavit, he claims that "he had consensual sexual relations with the women," in the 2011 separate incidents, said The News-Times.

The new trial date might be set by a judge Wednesday in state Superior Court in Danbury, reported The News-Times.

Click here to read The News-Times story.

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