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Police: Wilder Landlord Swapped Rent for Sex

A landlord is facing criminal charges for allegedly receiving sexual favors from a tenant in lieu of rent, Hartford police said. Robert Lowery, 55, had been engaged in a long-running dispute with a tenant at his Horseshoe Avenue home, Hartford police said. Lowery allegedly entered the tenant’s apartment, damaged items and threw them onto the lawn. Police said the investigation revealed that Lowery and the tenant, whom Hartford Police Chief Brad Vail said was an adult woman, had engaged in consensual sex acts in lieu of rent.

Lowery is charged with prohibited acts, a misdemeanor He is also charged with burglary and unlawful mischief.

Police are investigating the actions of the tenant, Vail said.