Several months ago I was given documents from a source that appeared to indicate that Segarra may have been a client of the Touch of Class Escort Service in 1989. The documents were verified as evidence being held in the West Hartford Police Department's evidence room. The book contained approximately 450 pages of client names for the Touch of Class, including the dates when they hired prostitutes, the town in which the hotel or location they took the prostitute to conduct their business as well and how long they "occupied" the prostitute and what they paid for the "professional" services
For more info on the Touch of Class , click the link to read more from A Courant story.
A more detailed article about the illegal prostitution operation can be read here
One of the questions that arose after the investigation was the fate of the client ledger listing all of the Touch of Class clients names. Well the answer to that is that the ledger is safe and secure inside the West Hartford Police Department. It does make for some interesting of the "who's who" of prostitute users in the greater Hartford area. There were educators, high school sport coaches a judge and even apparently the name of a state prosecutor who appears to have gone on to be the Mayor of Hartford.In the document below, obtained from evidence at the West Hartford Police, it lists on line 31 a Pedro Segarra as a client on September 21, 1989 and hiring a prostitute for 1 hour at $150.00 per hour and taking him (or her) to a rendezvous point in Cromwell.
According to the Greater Hartford phonebook for 1989 , it only has one listing for Attorney Pedro Segarra at 1224 Prospect Ave. Hartford
I had held off on using this for several reasons. The number one reason was I wasn't sure people would pay attention to the info. But the more I talk to people in Hartford, the more I was hearing that people felt Mayor Segarra was not trustworthy. It had nothing to do with prostitutes but more with the lies and untruths related to the Stadium deal. When I would ask people if a Mayor allegedly soliciting prostitutes would affect their vote, almost every one said yes. And even more so when I asked if that person was a prosecutor entrusted with enforcing those laws. Enforce the laws by day, go out breaking them at night. The final straw in my decision was a radio interview with one of Segarra's challenger's. Luke Bronin was on the Chaz and AJ radio show last week and he was kind of ambushed with a question..."have you ever smoked marijuana?". Bronin answered quickly and honestly "yes". No hemming and hawing, no mistruths or deflections, just an honest answer without taking time to think about the consequences. Isn't that what we should expect from our elected leaders. I am not sure I could really believe someone Bronin's age if they answered no they never had. Who from that era hasn't?Wouldn't it be refreshing to know that we could trust what they tell us and not be skeptical of everything they say. So let's try the Chaz and Aj Style. Mayor Segarra, have you ever solicited or hired escorts from the Touch of Class or been involved in prostitution ?
Let's see what the answer will be