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.
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.
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.
When a college acquaintance told the dean that she was raped by my friends, I didn’t believe her.
A former high school para-educator and current Corrections Department teacher denied claims that he raped a 19-year-old woman.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
McAllister faces two felony counts that he sexually assaulted his former Statehouse intern while she was working as a farmhand on his Highgate property.
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.