An internal investigation has revealed that a retired Connecticut police captain had sex in a motel while he was on-duty.
The investigation concluded that Capt. Anthony Paventi, who retired last December after authorities launched their investigation over complains of improper behavior, rented rooms at a Days Inn in New Britain.
It is said that 42-year-old Paventi was on-duty during 15 visits at the motel on Berlin Turnpike. On two of those occasions Paventi collected overtime pay.
After a report of the misconduct was released on Tuesday, acting Police Chief James Wardwell released a statement saying in part: “I apologize to all the citizens we serve for this behavior, and I’m committed to see it doesn’t happen again. It isn’t representative of the good men and women I’m proud to work with. We put on our uniform every day and choose to do the right thing.”
A Days Inn employee told investigators that Paventi was a frequent guest at the motel and the staff had come to recognize his unmarked police car, which he routinely parked in an inconspicuous spot behind a tree in the rear lot.
Paventi, who is collecting $51,000 a year pension, has denied any misconduct and maintained he did not know any of the women who said he had sex with them at the motel.