Convicted rapist Alex Kelly released from prison

Former Darien High School wrestling star Alex Kelly was released from prison Friday after serving more than 10 years for raping two teenage girls in 1986. Correction Department spokesman Brian Garnett says the 40-year-old was freed from the Bridgeport Correctional Center just after 7 a.m. Kelly was convicted in 1997 and sentenced to 16 years in prison for raping a 16-year-old girl in February 1986. He later pleaded no contest to raping a 17-year-old girl four days after the first incident, but received no additional prison time. Kelly had fled to Europe before his trial and led a jet-set lifestyle for almost nine years. He surrendered in Switzerland in 1995 and was convicted two years later.

Kelly will be on probation for five years and has to serve 200 hours of community service. AP wire reports contributed to this story.

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