sexual assault

McAllister backs out of plea deal on sex charges

If McAllister is allowed to withdraw his plea, he will once again face the more serious charge of sexual assault, which carries a possible life sentence.

Report: McAllister considering withdrawing plea deal

Channel 5 also says the ex-state senator talked about possibly firing his legal team. He pleaded no contest to three charges Tuesday, just before his second sexual assault trial.

McAllister to stand trial next week in second sex assault case

The defense will challenge the credibility of his accuser, according to court filings, as his attorneys did in an earlier trial that ended with those charges dropped.

Peter Langella: Locker room talk

When a college acquaintance told the dean that she was raped by my friends, I didn’t believe her.

State employee pleads not guilty to sexual assault charge

A former high school para-educator and current Corrections Department teacher denied claims that he raped a 19-year-old woman.

Jehovah’s Witnesses asks court to toss sexual assault lawsuit

Even if the court agrees the suit against the Bellows Falls congregation and Watchtower should be dismissed, the suit against congregation member Norton True could still go forward.

Second McAllister trial delayed until December

ST. ALBANS — The second of two sexual assault trials for state Sen. Norm McAllister, which was set to begin next week, is being rescheduled for December, the Franklin County Superior Court clerk’s office confirmed. The state dropped rape and sexual misconduct charges in the first trial in June after the accuser in that case […]

As second McAllister sex assault trial set, his son lashes out

The state senator’s trial on a second set of sexual misconduct charges is scheduled for three days starting Aug. 10. His first trial ended with the charges being dropped.

Prosecutor: Sex charges dropped ‘solely’ due to lie about detail

She said she fears that state Sen. Norm McAllister’s trial on sexual assault charges has had a chilling effect on potential witnesses in other cases.

Attorney: Charges dropped against McAllister after accuser lied

A lawyer for the young woman who accused Sen. Norm McAllister of rape said the prosecution dropped the charges this month after learning the woman “had not been truthful about a collateral issue” during his trial.

Sue Prent: Much to regret

After witnessing the proceedings against Norm McAllister, I think I better understand why it is so difficult to get sexual assault victims to challenge their tormenters in a court of law.

UPDATED: Accuser takes stand in McAllister trial to speak of being ‘in hell’

Sen. Norm McAllister’s accuser graphically described instances of alleged sexual assault Wednesday on the first day of his felony trial. The defense began hammering at inconsistencies in the accounts she has given.

Jury is set in McAllister sex assault trial

McAllister faces two felony counts that he sexually assaulted his former Statehouse intern while she was working as a farmhand on his Highgate property.

Judge sets ground rules for McAllister trial scheduled this week

They include a ban on using the word “victim” to refer to the young woman who says the suspended state senator sexually assaulted her repeatedly.