Glastonbury couple files $100M suit after abuse allegation

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HARTFORD — A former Glastonbury couple who were once charged with child sex abuse have filed a $100 million lawsuit against a child-protection commissioner.

The Hartford Courant reports that George Harasz and Douglas Wirth allege in the suit filed Monday that Joette Katz and Department of Children and Families social workers concealed the sexual misbehavior some of their adopted boys displayed. The men say they told the agency they would only take in children who had not been sexually abused.

The men say the agency recklessly pursued criminal charges when two boys made unsubstantiated accusations against them.

A department spokesman says the agency doesn’t comment on active lawsuits.

Sex abuse charges were dismissed against Harasz, and Wirth was found not guilty in 2014.

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