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Judge dismisses lawsuit by acquitted New Milford youth sports director

BRIDGEPORT — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the former owner of a New Milford children’s sports instruction center who sued state officials and police after he was acquitted of charges that he inappropriately touched two girls.

Judge Victor Bolden in Bridgeport ruled last week that David Amory didn’t prove his allegations.

Amory accused New Milford police of malicious prosecution and false arrest. He also accused the state Department of Children and Families of mishandling its child abuse investigation.

Amory was charged in 2012 with sexual assault and other crimes on allegations he inappropriately touched girls ages 7 and 8, at Top Flight Sports Center. He was acquitted last year.

Amory’s lawyer didn’t return messages Tuesday.

Top Flight closed in August 2012 amid state and police investigations.