Lawyer: Connecticut inmate being deported

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.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s