Lawyer: Connecticut inmate being deported

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The immigration attorney for a British man who has been protesting his Connecticut sexual assault conviction says he is being deported.

Erin O’Neil-Baker said Tuesday evening William Coleman called her to say he was being taken to New York for a flight to England against his will. She said Coleman was ordered deported in 2011 and she doesn’t understand why it is being done now and why his attorneys weren’t informed.

His Connecticut public defender said earlier Tuesday Coleman was in federal immigration custody.

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman couldn’t immediately confirm the agency had custody of Coleman.

Coleman finished his eight-year sexual assault sentence in 2012, but remained detained on $50,000 bail for refusing to register as a sex offender.

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