CT inmate faces hearing in registry case

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A British native detained in Connecticut for more than a year for refusing to register as a sex offender is set to return to court to argue why he shouldn’t have to sign up for the offender registry.

William Coleman was supposed to be released from prison in December 2012 when his eight-year sentence for sexually assaulting his wife ended. But when he refused to comply with sex offender registration requirements, he was charged with failing to register as a sex offender and detained on $50,000 bail.

Coleman, who is from Liverpool, England, has made headlines for going on a hunger strike to protest his conviction, which prompted prison officials to get court approval to force-feed him.

A hearing in his case is set for Thursday in Enfield Superior Court.

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