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Former state trooper Aaron Huntsman gets 1 year for stealing from motorcycle crash victim John Scalesse

A former state trooper has been sentenced to a year in jail for stealing from a motorcycle crash victim. John Scalesse was killed in a motorcycle accident on the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield in September

News 12 Staff

Oct 11, 2014, 4:33 AM

Updated 3,541 days ago

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A former state trooper has been sentenced to a year in jail for stealing from a motorcycle crash victim.
John Scalesse was killed in a motorcycle accident on the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield in September 2012. Police say Aaron Huntsman stole $3,000 in cash and a gold chain and crucifix from around Scalesse's neck when he responded to the scene.
Huntsman pleaded guilty under the Alford doctrine, which means he did not admit to the crime but acknowledged there was enough evidence against him. Huntsman apologized in court for his actions and said he is a changed man. However, Scalesse's mother Marguerite says it is tough to find forgiveness and she says what Huntsman did is "disgusting."
State police say Huntsman left the force last year.


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