Court assesses threat from convicted sex offender before release

NORWICH – A man being released from prison for felony first-degree sexual abuse was in court on Monday as his attorney and the prosecution met to determine his risk to society and offender status.

Scott M. Brazee, 41, of Oxford, was convicted for first-degree sexual abuse 2016 after having sexual contact with a 12-year-old victim. The court hasn't ruled on what level sex offender he'll be considered, but his released date is scheduled for June 16.

Assistant District Attorney Michael Ferrarese, said Brazee was sentenced to 4 years in prison. "The state prison system can let people out whenever they want, just because he was sentenced for four years doesn't mean corrections will keep him that long."

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