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CUMMINGS 'I want to wholeheartedly ask for forgiveness'

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#1 Sep 4, 2010
NORWALK

By STEVE KOBAK

Hour Staff Writer

Nearly three years after investigators began probing sexual misconduct allegations against him, former Norwalk Police Lt. Thomas Cummings said he came to his sentencing at Stamford Superior Court on Friday to begin his 30-day jail sentence and to take responsibility for his actions.

Addressing the court moments before marshals handcuffed him and escorted him to a holding cell, Cummings said he is "deeply saddened" by his criminal case's effect on the Norwalk Police Department, and he thanked his two teenage sons and his husband, Karl, for their support.

"I came here today to take responsibility for my actions," Cummings said. "I want to wholeheatedly ask for forgiveness from anyone who I have hurt."

Cummings was given a three-year prison sentence, suspended after 30-days served and three years of probation on June 9 after pleading guilty under the Alford doctrine to reduced charges of coercion, reckless endangerment and interfering with an officer. He will serve his sentence in protective custody.

The State's Attorney's Office in Stamford began investigating Cummings' alleged illicit activities in November 2007 when an 18-year-old Weston man told authorities that he and Cummings had sex in 2005, when the complainant was 15 years old.

Cummings was arrested in January 2008 and charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor, two counts of second-degree sexual assault and three counts of enticing a minor.

Prosecutors alleged that Cummings had inappropriate sexual contact with two 15-year-old boys and had tried to seduce another teen. He was never charged with the allegations brought forth by the Weston man.

During the ensuing legal battle, Cummings' defense team filed motions that probed the facts behind the allegations and the role of prosecutors and the investigators who were working on the case.

After spending 2009 engaged in two hearings for two separate motions filed by Cummings' attorneys, a jury was selected in April to hear the criminal case, and a trial date was set for June 8.

By the time the case was finally scheduled to go to trial, new developments in the case had forced State's Attorney Richard Colangelo to reduce the charges.

Some of the charges were nolled because one of the alleged victims in the case was psychologically unable to testify at the trial, Colangelo previously told The Hour.

Another man who said he was 15 years old at the time when he allegedly had sex with Cummings recanted his statement and now says he was 16 years old when the incident occurred, according to Colangelo.

In the end, Police Chief Harry Rilling said Colangelo did the best he could to prosecute Cummings with the admissible evidence. Rilling called Cummings' arrest "the single, most embarrassing incident for the Norwalk Police Department" that occurred during his tenure as chief.

"We just want to put this behind us," he said.

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#2 Sep 4, 2010
RILLING STATES
"We just want to put this behind us,"
WELL HARRY I WILL SEE TO IT THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN AS I WILL CONTINUE TO REMIND ALL OF THIS AND YOUR DISASTER OF A POLICE DEPARTMENT.

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#3 Sep 4, 2010
Rilling called Cummings' arrest "the single, most embarrassing incident for the Norwalk Police Department" that occurred during his tenure as chief.
I DON'T KNOW HARRY YOU HAVE SO MANY TO PICK FROM HOW ABOUT THIS????
THE NEW TOTALS FOR THE NORWALK CRIME EPIDEMIC
ARE

52 SHOOTINGS/STABBING/ROBBERIES

5 MURDERS

2 RANDOM BODY FOUND DEAD IN THE ROAD

ALL IN 8 MONTHS

1 ARREST
0 CONVICTIONS
ALL THE REST UNSOLVED

PLUS

2 PEDOPHILE COPS

3 BAD TEACHERS

1 PEDOPHILE YMCA INSTRUCTOR

1 TERRORIST

1 ARMED ROBBERY of GUN STORE 6 GUNS STOLEN

MOCCIA AND RILLING MUST GO

THE PEOPLE WILL NOT BE SILENCED
Abolish The Fed

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Sep 5, 2010
The case fell apart, although the sentence was very light.

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#5 Sep 5, 2010
Abolish The Fed wrote:
The case fell apart, although the sentence was very light.
The question that needs to be asked is if the case fell apart on purpose...As in the old boys club taking care of the old boys club. I would say calling the sentence light is an understatement..
ashley

Kingston, Jamaica

#6 Sep 5, 2010
definitely a huge embarrassment for the department - it's not wrong to be a homosexual, but it's very wrong to have sex with a minor. and a police officer should be the first to know the rules!

reject!

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#7 Sep 5, 2010
ashley wrote:
definitely a huge embarrassment for the department - it's not wrong to be a homosexual, but it's very wrong to have sex with a minor. and a police officer should be the first to know the rules!
reject!
ASHLEY 100 PERCENT CORRECT

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#8 Sep 5, 2010
HARRY
Do the right thing and step down..
How may pensions do you need. In the private world you would have been fired long ago.

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#10 Sep 7, 2010
MOCCIA AND RILLING MUST GO

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#12 Sep 11, 2010
Inmate Information
Inmate Number: 378768
Inmate Name: CUMMINGS,THOMAS
Date of Birth: 10/6/1961
Latest Admission Date: 9/3/2010
Current Location: BRIDGEPORT CC
Status: SENTENCED
Bond Amount: 0
Controlling Offense: RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT, FIRST DEGREE AM
Date of Sentence: Not Applicable
Maximum Sentence: 0 Year(s) 0 Month(s) 0 Day(s)
Maximum Release Date: Not Applicable
Estimated Release Date: Not Applicable
Special Parole Date: Not Applicable
Detainer: NONE
the truth

Norwalk, CT

#18 Nov 8, 2010
oh TOMMY I am still here waiting.Abolish The Fed
is here also
the truth

United States

#19 Nov 9, 2010
I think I am way to old for Tommy
the truth

Norwalk, CT

#20 Nov 19, 2010
Oh Sweets I am still here and waiting...I know I am to old for you but hey can I eat your ass..
the truth

Norwalk, CT

#21 Nov 21, 2010
HI

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#23 Nov 23, 2010
freak

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#24 Dec 17, 2010
IT SEEMS AS IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE A CHILD MOLESTER IN NORWALK YOU NEED TO BE PART OF THE OLD BOYS CLUB AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT/STATE ATTORNEY OFFICE TO GET A SWEETHEART DEAL. WE HAVE CUMMINGS WHO MOLESTED 3 BOYS AND GOT 30 DAYS. THE TEACHER TATE GETS A YEAR.IF YOU GO BY THE SENTENCING GUIDELINES THAT APPLIED TO THE NORWALK POLICE LT. CUMMINGS TATE SHOULD GET 10 DAYS.

A former Brien McMahon High School teacher convicted of having sex with a 17-year-old student will begin serving his one year prison sentence after his appearance at Stamford Superior Court today.

John Tate, 54, of Trumbull, pleaded guilty on Oct. 15 to second-degree sexual assault and tampering with a witness. In addition to the year of prison time that he must serve, Tate was given a suspended sentence of seven years in prison and 20 years of probation. He must also register as a sex offender for 10 years.
CT lady

Providence, RI

#25 Dec 20, 2010
A junior high school teacher in PA who molested several boys got 15 years State Prison. He attempted to slice his ankle with a razor blade in the courtroom prior to his sentencing.

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#26 Dec 20, 2010
IT SEEMS AS IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE A CHILD MOLESTER IN NORWALK YOU NEED TO BE PART OF THE OLD BOYS CLUB AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT/STATE ATTORNEY OFFICE TO GET A SWEETHEART DEAL. WE HAVE CUMMINGS WHO MOLESTED 3 BOYS AND GOT 30 DAYS. THE chaperon Manzano GETS 6 MONTHS. IF YOU GO BY THE SENTENCING GUIDELINES THAT APPLIED TO THE NORWALK POLICE LT. CUMMINGS Manzano SHOULD GET 10 DAYS.

Stamford man sentenced in NYC class-trip groping case

A Stamford father accused of groping preteen girls while chaperoning his son's school trip to New York City is starting a decade of probation.

A Manhattan judge said Monday that Tomas Manzano's drinking problem spurred his bizarre behavior on a fifth-grade field trip in June.

Manzano didn't speak as he was sentenced Monday. He received 10 years' probation, plus six months in jail he has already served.

The 35-year-old Manzano pleaded guilty last month to attempted sexual abuse. Prosecutors say he swigged from a bottle of what smelled like alcohol before inappropriately touching fully clothed 10- and 11-year-old girls. He admitted touching one girl's inner thigh on the trip from Stamford, Conn.

His lawyer says Manzano is relieved the case is concluded.

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#27 Dec 30, 2010
Three teens arrested for sexual assault
HOW COULD NORWALK'S DUMBEST HAVE THE BALLS TO ARREST THESE THESE CHILDREN THAT WERE 2 YEARS DIFFERENT IN AGE. WE HAVE LT. CUMMINGS OF THE NORWALK POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 48 YEARS OLD THAT MOLESTED 3-15 YEAR OLD BOYS AND ONLY GOT 30 DAYS...
I GUESS IN NORWALK TO BE A POLICE OFFICER AND A CHILD MOLESTER IS OK.

NORWALK

By STEVE KOBAK

Hour Staff Writer

A 17-year-old male who police say was among a group of teens that sexually assaulted a 15-year-old female was arraigned Thursday afternoon at Norwalk Superior Court and will be tried as an adult.

Francisco Sanchez, 17, had his case transferred to the Part A docket at Stamford Superior Court, and his bond remained at $250,000.

Sanchez was arrested Wednesday along with a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old -- whose names are not being released because they are juveniles -- and charged with first degree sexual assault, conspiracy to commit sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

The 14-year-old and the 16-year-old are being held at Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center.

The alleged incident occurred Tuesday night and surfaced when the victim went to the emergency room at Norwalk Hospital due to extreme intoxication, according to Lt. Ashley Gonzalez, commander of the Youth Bureau of the Norwalk Police Department.

"It's a major incident," said Gonzalez. "It's very sensitive and we're treating it very seriously."

During Sanchez's arraignment Thursday, Judge Maureen Dennis said the Sanchez's role in the sexual assault "appears to be more substantial than the others."

Gonzalez said the investigation into the sexual assault is ongoing, and he did not rule out the possibility of more arrests in the case.
the truth

Los Angeles, CA

#28 Dec 30, 2010
Sometimes I like to do gay stuff with "abolish the fed"

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