sex assault

Sex assault conviction, sentence affirmed on appeal

Roberto Miranda argued that he hadn’t understood the plea agreement and the sentence was too harsh, but a Vermont Supreme Court panel disagreed.

Judge lets McAllister withdraw from plea deal

McAllister, “under the intense pressure of a plea negotiation taking place in the waning hours” before trial, may not have fully understood the ramifications. A trial will now be scheduled.

McAllister takes plea deal to avoid second sex assault trial

The former state senator agreed to plead no contest to two counts of prohibited acts and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct.

School district settlement in sex assault by teacher is $140,000

A student sued Oxbow Union High School District 30, alleging school officials didn’t do enough to prevent the abuse she suffered. A former teacher, Brian Musty, had pleaded guilty to sexual assault on a victim under 18 who was entrusted to his care.

Judge again dismisses sex assault charge in Uber driver’s case

BURLINGTON — A Superior Court judge has, for the second time, thrown out a sexual assault charge against a former Uber driver accused of assaulting a drunk female passenger in 2015. Omar Nassir, 24, still faces a lesser charge of lewd and lascivious conduct. He is accused of exposing himself to the passenger and requesting […]