Connecticut Abortion Center Staffer Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse

State   Steven Ertelt   Aug 30, 2007   |   9:00AM    WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 30,
2007

Bridgeport, CT (LifeNews.com) — The employee of an abortion facility in Connecticut is headed to prison for three years for sexually abusing girls at a modeling agency he owned. Michael Britt, who worked as a janitor at an abortion center, is the subject of another case involving sexual abuse and abortion.

Britt was convicted of sexually assaulting three teenagers from Norwalk who went to his modeling agency.

During the sentencing hearing, Britt told Superior Court Judge Richard Comerford Jr. he only had "praises and forgiveness" for the young women he abused.

Britt tried to get a reduced sentence, according to a Connecticut Post report, and told the judge, "I’m a good husband and I think I did enough time."

However, Judge Comerford gave Britt a sentence of 10 years in prison, suspended after he serves three years, and another 10 years of probation. Britt must also register as a sex offender.

Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Cornelius Kelly made it clear that the abortion center employee would be back before a judge if he ran afoul of the law following his prison sentence.

"I just want to assure Mr. Britt that after he is released should he make a misstep I will be here to prosecute him for violating his probation," Kelly said, according to the newspaper.

Britt sexually abused the teens, aged 18, 17 and 14, in March and April 2005 after they signed papers to be models. He lured them by telling them that they couldn’t become models unless they had intercourse with him.

He took the 14-year-old to the Summit Women’s Center abortion facility, where he worked and which was located in the same building as his agency. The 17-year-old indicated he took her to the abortion center as well.

The 14 year-old appeared to be pregnant prior to meeting Britt and an AP report indicates he applied a cream on the body of the 14 year-old at the abortion center, which was closed at the time, saying it would cause an abortion.

Summit officials did not respond to a request from LifeNews.com to comment for this story.

The Britt case follows just weeks after another abortion-sexual abuse case in Connecticut prompted observers to wonder why abortion facilities are not contacting authorities about the actions.

Kevon Walker, 22, was charged in May with getting his then 14 year-old girlfriend pregnant. He got the unnamed girl pregnant three times in six months and the girl wound up having three abortions as a result.

However, abortion businesses failed to report the statutory rape to authorities and officials only began investigating Walker’s actions when the victim’s mother contacted them.