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A count federal indictment against Waterbury's mayor, Philip A. Giordano, was unsealed today, revealing allegations that he paid a prostitute to provide him with repeated sexual access to her young daughter and niece. The indictment, made public for the first time since the mayor's arrest on July 26, also charges that the prostitute arranged for drivers to take the children to the mayor's office in City Hall, his law office and his home for sexual encounters on 11 occasions. Giordano, 38, who has been held without bond at an undisclosed prison in New York State since his arrest, was back in Connecticut today to be arraigned in Federal District Court.
He pleaded not guilty to all 14 counts, including two new charges that he violated the girls' civil rights by abusing them while acting in his capacity as mayor. Other counts charge Mr. Giordano with conspiring with the prostitute and using an interstate facility, in this case a cellular phone, to entice a minor into sexual contact. Only a year ago, Mr. Federal authorities say they discovered the sexual misconduct while investigating charges of municipal corruption in Waterbury.
Although the indictment says that the mayor's sexual contact with the girls, ages 9 and 11, began as early as Feb. Along with the federal charges, state sex charges are also pending against Mr. But Mr. Danaher said that the Waterbury state's attorney, John Connelly, had agreed not to prosecute until federal proceedings were over.
In court today before his arraignment, Mr. Giordano looked pale but unperturbed in a dark blue suit. He smiled broadly at relatives seated behind him, blowing a kiss to his wife, Dawn, and mouthing the words ''You O. The mayor appeared more solemn as the charges were read by Judge Alan H. Nevas, replying to each with a decisive ''Not guilty! In a separate arraignment, the woman who was charged as his co-conspirator pleaded not guilty to a count indictment, including charges that she conspired with the mayor to provide him sexual access to the youngsters.
The woman had ly been referred to in court proceedings as Jane Doe. Judge Nevas denied a motion by her lawyer, Richard Reeve, to continue maintaining her anonymity. But he asked the news media to exercise discretion by not disclosing the names of the two girls. James Griffin, president of the Greater Waterbury branch of the N. Giordano, a Republican who is serving his third two-year term, agreed last month to surrender his power and duties as mayor.
He will retain the title until his term expires at the end of this year. View on timesmachine. TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers.Sex girls Waterbury
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