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CT Man Accused Of Running ‘Sex Dungeon’ Charged In CT Human Trafficking Investigation

Simon Hessler
Simon Hessler Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

A man accused of running a “slave training” business has been arrested in connection with a human trafficking investigation in Connecticut.

The Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit arrested Simon Hessler, 47, who was wanted on sexual assault charges.

Hessler was charged on Friday, Nov. 8 with four counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and four counts of risk of injury/impairing the morals of a minor. He has been remanded on $1,000,000 bail.

Hessler, of Ellington, had been arrested in 2018 for attempted trafficking in persons, sex assault second degree, cruelty to persons, risk of injury to a minor, unlawful restraint, and felony patronizing a prostitute.

He had reportedly told an undercover officer that he rented a house in Vernon where the alleged “sex dungeon” was.

The computer crimes unit said it believes there may be other victims that have not come forward or have more information.

The unit is asking that if anyone has been in contact or any further information to please contact Det Samantha McCord at 203-427-4062.

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