Hearing today for Waterbury court marshal arrested on prostitution charge

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WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — State Police say a judicial marshal in Waterbury Superior Court has been arrested on a charge of promoting prostitution.

A hearing is scheduled for Dec. 3, and Connelly will have the opportunity to challenge the leave with the judicial branch.

Michael Connelly was taken into custody by detectives last week.

The Republican-American reports that State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance would not provide details.

The 53-year-old Connelly was relieved of his duties and placed on unpaid administrative leave. He’s been charged with third-degree promoting prostitution, a felony.

He’s worked as a marshal since 2000 and has worked for the judicial branch as a sheriff since 1982. The Republican-American said he did not return a call for comment Tuesday.

His lawyer, Leonard Crone, said he needs more time to review the information and that he plans to mount a defense.

Connelly is the brother of John Connelly, the former Waterbury State’s Attorney who died in 2012.

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