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Judge Compliments One Defendant in Bethel Incest Case

Judge in Bethel incest case compliments defendant for working with authorities on her issues.

When Tiffany Hartford appeared before Judge Joseph Doherty Friday, he took time during the hearing to review letters about Hartford from Danbury Hospital and the Western Connecticut Mental Health Network.

Hartford, 23, is accused of having a child with her father, George Sayers, 46. Sayers and Hartford were charged on Dec. 3 with obscenity, third-degree sexual assault and conspiracy to commit obscenity. In addition to have a child together, the father and daughter are also charged with making pornographic videos starring Hartford and another woman. Court records said the videos sold for $40 and still photographs sold for $5 each.

Public Defender Jeffrey Hutcoe said he has to review a lot of materials in the case, and he asked to continue the case to late January. The case was continued to Jan. 29.

Sayers is expected to appear in court after 2 p.m. Friday.

Judge Doherty told the court the letters he reviewed were complimentary to Miss Hartford, and he said he wanted to say that for the record. He said she should continue to be compliant with what the programs ask her to do.

Hartford appeared in blue jeans, a red shirt with a black windbreaker over it, a lip ring and black high heel shoes.

The two defendants were charged on Dec. 3. The case began when a woman, whose name was stricken from court records, told Bethel police she had been in a relationship with Hartford that began when she (the woman) was "16 or 17" and Hartford was 23. According to the woman, Sayers videotaped sexual encounters between the two and sold them.

According to court documents, Sayers and Hartford -- who both worked at area pizza restaurants -- identified at times as father and daughter, but told the woman they were husband and wife. Police interviewed the family at their home, allegedly shared by 10 relatives. According to reports, a relative allegedly told them, "Tiffany is his girlfriend, but we also think that she is his daughter." Relatives also told police the two have a child together, according to documents.

jessica December 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM
wow idk what to think of this
Vikki Hartford December 24, 2012 at 08:25 AM
I know what ya mean my daughter Jessica
Keith Pullman December 24, 2012 at 04:54 PM
She shouldn't even be prosecuted for consensual sex. This is ridiculous. As Vikki will tell people, that man did not raise her. This is Genetic Sexual Attraction. They are CONSENTING ADULTS and no matter how much it disgusts anyone else, they should be free to be together and raise their son. This is a waste of law enforcement resources.
Vikki Hartford December 26, 2012 at 04:51 AM
After all the molestation she went through with her stepfather, I think she only thought it was normal to accept the wrong kind of love her biological father offered her. He has always known he was her dad. He sued me for custody back in 1991 and I have the papers to prove he is their biological father as declared by the Canadian court, he always knew it was wrong. She had not seen him since shortly before the age of 3. I am very upset with how he mis-used the trust of our daughter. She only wants approval and would do anything she can to achieve it. I am sorry she felt she had to lie to protect him every time I asked if the baby was his, but it's not my grandsons fault and he should not be taken from his mother. She has done nothing to harm Brady and only loves him and cares for him. I wish she would bring the baby and come home to me. I have been trying to get her back here since 2006, when we first ever went back to Bethel. I hope she knows how much I love her and Brady and we wish she would just come home :(
Kyle F. Hugh February 05, 2013 at 12:48 AM
Yea but the kid is going to come out retarded so that springs up a lot of taxpaying dollars for this kid

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