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Redding Voyeur Suspect Asks Case Dismissal

George Christopher Teskey's attorney changed gears in Danbury Superior Court Thursday when he withdrew his motion for accelerated rehabilitation and said he would try to get the voyeurism case dismissed.

Bridgeport Attorney Paul C. Gusmano representing a Redding man accused of secretly filming four women while he had sex with them told Danbury Superior Court he wants the case dismissed.

The court had been preparing to hear arguments by Gusmano asking the court to grant his client accelerated rehabilitation. AR is a program that allows a first-time offender charged with a crime to have the crime dismissed after the suspect meets conditions of the program.

Instead, Attorney Gusmano told Superior Court Judge John Blawie on Thursday he wanted to drop his request for accelerated rehabilitation (AR) for his client, George Christopher Teskey.

Gusmano told Judge Blawie, he plans to file a motion to dismiss the case entirely. Gusmano asked Blawie if he could withdraw the AR request temporarily, and perhaps resubmit it later, if necessary.

Judge Blawie said he was confident Gusmano wasn't spending court time Thursday withdrawing one motion and planning to file a second just to delay the case.

Assistant State's Attorney Sharmese Hodge argued against withdrawing the AR request, especially if it was going to be reintroduced later. Hodge said two of the victims in the case were in court Thursday willing to speak against the AR request.

The victims in the case, described by their first names only, told investigators they did not give permission for Teskey to film them and the first they knew about the tapes was when police called them.

The tapes were discovered because Teskey left boxes in Redding with one of the victims when he moved to the Washington DC area. When the boxes got wet, the victim eventually moved the contents and found a DVD with her initials on it. She watched it and saw it was a video of her and Teskey having sex. Fearing other tapes might exist, she visited Teskey in Washington and discovered he had more tapes there. She also recognized the other women on the tapes. She called the women and police.

Judge Blawie let Gusmano withdraw the AR request temporarily and gave him a deadline of April 1 to submit his motion to dismiss the case. He gave Assistant State's Attorney Hodge until May 1 to make arguments against dismissal. He said he would schedule oral arguments on both motions after the May 1 filing deadline.

Attorney Gusmano asked if Teskey could be excused from attending court on April 1 because he works out of town. According to the arrest warrant application, Teskey lived in Montgomery Village, Maryland, on Aug. 14, 2012.

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