NEW BRITAIN -- A local man, previously convicted of luring teens to his home to coerce them into having sex, has pleaded not guilty to failing to properly register as a sex offender.
Scott Adams, 56, of 226 S. Main St., entered his pleas during a hearing last week in New Britain Superior Court. He pleaded not guilty to four counts of failure to register as a sex offender.
According to state records, Adams was convicted in 2000 of two counts of first-degree sexual assault and second-degree sexual assault of a minor, three counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and a single count each of risk of injury to a minor and third-degree sexual assault.
The charges, state records indicate, stemmed from Adams, who owned a head shop at the time, luring teens between the ages of 14 and 17 to his home, where he provided them with drugs and coerced them into having sex with him.
Adams was released from prison in 2009. The convictions require him to register as a sex offender.
Sex offenders in the state are mailed a letter every 90 days to verify that they are living where they say they are. If this letter is not returned or is mailed in late, they can be charged with failing to properly register.
According to the state’s judicial website, Adams failed to properly register as a sex offender twice in 2018; once in 2019; and once in 2020.
He is free on $5,000 bond and is due back in court on Sept. 3.
State records on Monday indicated Adams last verified his address in July and was currently in compliance with the registry requirements.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or email@example.com.