On Tuesday, a former Connecticut state trooper pleaded no contest to the rape of an 81-year-old woman at a motel in Windsor Locks.
Authorities arrested Jeffrey LaPorto, 43, and charged him with two counts of first-degree sexual assault as well as one count of first-degree unlawful restraint. He was able to reach an agreement with prosecutors that brought his charges down to only one count of first-degree sexual assault.
He faces up to 10 years behind bars and will possibly have his sentence suspended after two years.
The married father of two daughters will also have to register as a sex offender and will be under a 10-year probationary period when released from prison.
LaPorto is accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman in a Quality Inn motel.
According to the woman, the two met in the hotel bar where they chatted and drank for hours. They then went to her room where LaPorto “had her on her bed, took her clothes off and had intercourse with her,” the arrest warrant read.
The 81-year-old told officials “she did not consent to the intercourse and that she attempted to push LaPorto off her but was unable to.”
LaPorto’s attorney asserted that the sexual contact with the woman was consensual.
The former state trooper was arrested on June 6, 2014.
LaPorto was fired from his position with the Connecticut state police in December 2010 after he was arrested for reckless driving, according to the Hartford Courant. That incident marked the fourth investigation into his alleged illicit activities during his tenure with the state police.
In previous investigations, LaPorto allegedly conducted himself inappropriately with women. He once reportedly pulled a woman over who turned him down for a date.
The Daily Mail reports that LaPorto is also a U.S. Navy veteran.
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