Businessman’s trial to begin in sex trafficking ring

April 1, 2019

DANBURY — The trial of a millionaire race track owner charged with conspiracy in a sex trafficking ring that preyed on vulnerable young men will begin Monday.

Bruce Bemer, the owner of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, is also being sued by victims claiming he had unprotected sex with them while he knew he was infected with HIV.

The 65-year-old Glastonbury businessman is one of three men arrested in 2017, who were accused of trapping young men in a predatory cycle of cocaine addiction, prostitution and threats of death.

Two others arrested were arrested in connection with the ring.

Robert King, of Danbury, has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

William Trefzger, of Westport, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year in prison.