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Former State Trooper Sentenced In Rape Of 81-Year-Old Woman

Former State Trooper Sentenced In Rape Of 81-Year-Old Woman

HARTFORD — A former state trooper who had been fired for misconduct, including inappropriate conduct toward women, was sentenced Monday to two years in prison and 10 years of probation for brutally raping an 81-year-old woman at a Windsor Locks hotel in June 2014. Jeffrey LaPorto, 44, of Windsor, pleaded no contest April 7 to a single count of first-degree sexual assault. As a result of the conviction, he must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. The victim did not appear in court Monday, but in a statement read by a rape crisis counselor described her ordeal. "This has been an extremely difficult year for me because of your violent actions as a rapist,"...

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