Former judge, lawyer Knudsen charged with felony sexual assault

Knudsen released on his 'personal recognizance'

Former Torrington Municipal Judge and local attorney Greg Knudsen has been charged with four felonies and five misdemeanors in connection with multiple incidents throughout his career.

He’s charged with three counts of felony sexual assault, each of which could net him up to 50 years in prison depending on the specific statute. He’s also charged with felony burglary and misdemeanors ranging from stalking to inappropriate touching.

Knudsen has not yet issued a plea to the charges, but is due back in court on May 21 for a preliminary hearing to determine if there is sufficient evidence to move the case to the Eighth Judicial District Court, which hears felony cases.

Knudsen was banned and disbarred from the practicing law last summer after he admitted to having an affair a client.

The former attorney is currently out of jail after a visiting judge from Albany County issued a personal recognizance bond. A PR bond is rare in felony cases, according to, a legal advice website, but they’re issued at the judge’s discretion based on the defendant’s ties to the community.

Stay with the Telegram for more details as they’re made available.



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