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Two elderly men accused of having sex with young mentally ill boys for money

By Mason White 5:37 PM April 2, 2017
Bruce Bemer (left) William Trefzger and Robert King (right)
Bruce Bemer (left) William Trefzger and Robert King (right)
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) Police arrested two men after they were accused of paying a pimp to bring them mentally ill men for sex.

71-year-old William Trefzger and 63-year-old Bruce J. Bemer, both of Connecticut, were arrested on charges of patronizing a trafficked person, police said.

They are being held on $500,000 bond.

Police had previously arrested Robert King, who is accused of being the ring leader. He was charged with promoting prostitution.

Police believe that King had exploited mentally ill men for 25 years and he pimped them out to rich clients.

Police said that King “sought out young men with varying degrees of psychological disabilities.

“He befriend these young males, offered them work, money and food. He exploited their weakness and provide them with illegal drugs to the point they were financially indebted to him.”

He then forced them into prostitution in order to pay off the debt.

Bemer, who was one of his “clients,” has a boyfriend, but he does not have a criminal record.

Bemer admitted to police that he knew King for about 25 years and that King brought him “8 to ten 10 different boys for sex on multiple occasions,” according to police.

Bemer said that he “paid approximately $200 to $250 each time.”

Trefzger, who is reportedly a registered sex offender, also had sex with the mentally ill men provided to him by King.