Bristol man pleads guilty to promoting prostitution in Southington

Published on Friday, 17 September 2021 15:56
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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SOUTHINGTON - A Bristol man has pleaded guilty to charges connected to the trafficking of two women, using violence and their drug addictions.

Guy Fletcher, 36, of Park Street in Bristol, appeared this week in New Britain Superior Court, where he pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree promoting prostitution.

Fletcher, when he was arrested in November 2019, was charged with trafficking in persons and first-degree promoting prostitution. Police said their investigation began after one of the victims and Fletcher had an altercation at the Motel 6 on Queen Street, where officers were called in December 2018.

Court documents indicate Fletcher’s alleged victims told police about a pattern of violent and controlling behavior, using the women’s drug addictions to keep them at bay and brutality when they stepped out of line and “disrespected” him.

The 16-page arrest warrant affidavit alleges the women were regularly “pimped” out at motels in Plymouth, Southington, Waterbury, Groton, Berlin and the hotels at both the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. The women told police he initially paid them a cut of the proceeds before taking all the money for himself, keeping them around by supplying them heroin and crack cocaine, according to the warrant.

On the occasions when the women were given money, according to one of the alleged victims, Fletcher did so “knowing full well that the money we were given by him would be given right back to him for our drugs,” the warrant said.

Fletcher also allegedly controlled the prostitution ads for the women, which were posted online seeking for “Johns,” the document continued. One woman told police that, when another prostitute inquired about her posting her own ad, Fletcher told her no and said, if she did, he would have someone with AIDS “brutally rape and beat her,” according to the affidavit.

During a five month-investigation, police said they were able to identify two victims of Fletcher’s prostitution scheme, but, according to the warrant, they were not the only girls involved.

Fletcher is free on bond while he awaits sentencing.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Southington Herald on Friday, 17 September 2021 15:56. Updated: Friday, 17 September 2021 15:59.