NASCAR ends deal with racetrack after owner’s arrest in prostitution ring

Bemer’s lawyer, John Droney, declined to comment Friday, saying he was investigating the claims. No one answered the phone at a listing for Bemer, who posted $500,000 bail.

The track’s owner, Bruce Bemer, of Glastonbury, was charged last week with patronizing a trafficked person in connection with what authorities called a long-running human trafficking ring based in Danbury.

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Court documents allege Bemer told police he had been paying boys for sex for more than 20 years.

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— NASCAR has severed ties with a Connecticut racetrack after its owner was charged with patronizing a prostitution ring that police say exploited young men with mental health issues by delivering them to wealthy clients for sex. WATERFORD, Conn.
This booking photo released March 30, 2107 by the Danbury Police Department shows Bruce Bemer of Glastonbury, Conn., charged with patronizing a trafficked person in connection with what authorities called a long-running human trafficking ring based in Danbury. (Danbury Police Department via AP) NASCAR said Thursday, April 6, it would no longer sanction races at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, a racetrack owned by Bremer.

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NASCAR announced Thursday that it would no longer sanction the Whelen All-American Series at New London-Waterford Speedbowl.