Judge Lets Molester Depart for Maryland

Hartford Courant
January 27, 1995

Waterbury — A Superior Court judge has allowed a convicted child molester to leave Connecticut while on probation for molesting two teen-agers.

Former Catholic deacon Terry Manspeaker will have to meet several conditions if he is going to move to Maryland, Judge Joseph Sylvester wrote in a decision Tuesday.

Manspeaker's attorney said he was pleased with the decision. But the family of one of Manspeaker's victims was angry, calling it a move "to enhance the rights of convicted child molesters" over those of the children they abused.

Manspeaker was sentenced to five years' probation a year ago after pleading guilty to making repeated sexual advances to a 14-year-old former altar boy and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old Seymour boy.


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