NEW BRITAIN — A Bristol man pleaded guilty this week to promoting prostitution charges after a police investigation that started at a Southington hotel in 2018.
Guy Fletcher, 37, of Bristol, was originally charged on Nov. 10, 2019 with human trafficking and first-degree promoting prostitution. Fletcher, who pleaded guilty this week in Superior Court to two counts of second-degree promoting prostitution, is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 18. He is currently released on $15,000 bond.
Police began investigating in December 2018 after responding to a Southington motel for a report of a dispute between a man and woman, according to police. When police arrived, Fletcher was gone but the woman gave a statement alleging Fletcher had been acting as her “pimp” and arranging dates at various motels around the state, police said.
Fletcher reportedly withheld money and property from the woman as a means to control her, police said. Through the investigation police identified a second woman Fletcher was reportedly trafficking.
At the time of his arrest, state prosecutors said they talked to several women who reported Fletcher used drugs and intimidation to control them. The women were not named in Fletcher’s arrest warrant. They told police they worked for Fletcher at casino hotels in Connecticut as well as motels in Plymouth, Waterbury, Groton and on the Berlin Turnpike.
Fletcher has two prior convictions for selling drugs.