March 26, 2018
MILFORD - The son of Norwalk's mayor, accused of stealing thousands of dollars in heroin and OxyContin pills from the Fairfield Police Department where he worked as a detective, won't serve a day in prison.
Stephen Rilling agreed to plead guilty to several misdemeanor charges and was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Frank Iannotti to a suspended 1-year sentence with three years' probation.
"My son went through the court system and his attorney and the prosecutor had a discussion in the case and an appropriate resolution was reached," said Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling on Monday.
The mayor tried to diffuse any expected criticism that his son received special treatment.Related Stories
"My son was denied a program other nonviolent drug offenders would be entitled to," he said. "My son is now moving forward with his life to become a state-certified alcohol and drug addiction counselor."