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THE TROY GRANT CASE: Accept or reject

Cross post from HatCityBLOG


Yesterday, I took a trip to Danbury Superior Court i order to provide an update on the case against Troy Grant.

The 41 year old former youth counselor for Pathways Danbury was arrested and charged with numerous charges stemming from his alleged sexual involvement with teenage boys (complete list of charges against Grant are listed below):

Grant_Charges

According to the police affidavit, Grant admitted to having sexual relations with one of the victims but denied that he provided alcohol to any minors.

As the hearing started, it was learned that the prosecutor offered a plea deal to Grant that consisted 85 years jail time, suspended after 40 years, with 35 years probation and being placed on the sex offender list.

That offer was rejected.

A plea deal was also offered by Judge Susan Reynolds, which was not supported by the prosecution, which consisted of 40 years jail time suspended after 18 years, probation for 35 years, and sex offender registration.

Grant rejected the offer.

Here’s the best transcript I could jot down of the conversation between Judge Reynolds and Grant:

Judge: Knowing that if this goes to trial, you can possible be incarcerated for an excess to 100 years.

Grant: Yes your honor.

Judge: Do you wish to reject the court’s offer of 40 years, execution suspended after 18 years, 35 years probation…this will not be put back on the table…once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Grant: Yes your honor.

Judge: And you wish to reject

Grant: Yes your honor.

Having rejected the two offers, Grant opted to take his case to a jury. The case is to be continued on November 10th.


RELATED POSTS:

02.05.10: VIDEO: Interview with Pathway Danbury Exe. Dir. Troy Grant

02.11.10: Court increase bond, places conditions to protect victims

02.18.10: Warrant paints a disturbing picture; Grant admits having sexual relations with victim