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Sentencing Begins For Former Bethel Teacher In Child Sex Assault Case

Brian Stroh was first grade teacher at the Berry School in Bethel until he was fired after his arrest.
Brian Stroh was first grade teacher at the Berry School in Bethel until he was fired after his arrest. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

DANBURY, Conn. — As a sentencing hearing began Friday for a former first grade teacher in Bethel, prosecutors described the 31-year-old New Fairfield man as a pedophile, according to the News-Times.

Brian Stroh pleaded no contest in October to three counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of promoting a minor in an obscene performance and faces up to two years in prison. He was arrested in March on charges of sexually assaulting three boys — ages 6, 9, and 11 — in New Fairfield.

Assistant State’s Attorney Sharmese Hodge and adult relatives of the boys told a judge in Superior Court in Danbury that Stroh took the children to concerts, sports games, amusement parks, and to his house to play video games, the News-Times said.

Stroh, who cried in court, said he took full responsibility for his actions, the story said.

The hearing will continue Wednesday with supporters of Stroh expected to speak on his need for mental health care, the News-Times said.

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