The state Attorney General's Office has filed a motion to suppress six subpoenas in a Danbury-based sex trafficking case. The Newstimes reports that the motion was filed after an attorney for Bruce Bemer asked for access to the victims’ medical records.
Bemer and two other men were arrested in March on human trafficking charges.
Danbury police have identified about 15 victims. Authorities say the men coerced into prostitution had severe psychological disorders and were addicted to drugs.
Bemer was in court Tuesday where a judge denied his request to have an electronic ankle bracelet monitoring device removed.
The motion says the subpoenas seek information that is confidential and may not be requested, disclosed or used for the purposes sought. The published report says Bemer's attorney issued subpoenas to Connecticut Valley Hospital and the Western Connecticut Mental Health Network among others. They operate in cooperation with the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.