The roots of our centuries-deep male beliefs, behaviors and attitudes toward women and girls run very deep and we need to remain aware of that depth even if we are “allies,” “good men” or “healthy fathers.”
News Release — Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter August 24, 2017 Contact: Jennifer Yakunovich, Development & Marketing Coordinator [email protected]; (802) 775-6788 Rutland, Vermont – Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter (RCWNS), a nonprofit organization serving women, men, and children in the second-most populous county in Vermont who are victims of domestic violence and sexual […]
The defense now plans to appeal to the state Supreme Court, which would stay any sentence. McAllister was acquitted of a rape charge but found to have prostituted a tenant on his farm.
Sixteen-year-old Connor Tatro pleaded not guilty to seven felony counts involving five female students.
VTDigger’s Morgan True and Seven Days’ Mark Davis take us behind the scenes at the sex assault trial of former state Sen. Norm McAllister.
The plaintiffs’ lawyer said Leo Reynolds had spent down a significant share of his assets on the criminal case, making a civil judgment not worth pursuing.
In an emotional ceremony held at the Statehouse Tuesday afternoon, legislators and citizen activists gathered to watch Gov. Phil Scott sign two bills passed earlier this year that extend Vermont’s protections for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. This legislation enacts a so-called Bill of Rights for Sexual Assault Survivors and eliminates the statute […]
“I’m disappointed we didn’t get all of them, but at least the jury got to hear my side, and they believed most of it,” McAllister said, “I feel pretty well vindicated.”
The woman he is charged with sexually assaulting took the stand Thursday. The defense plans to call its only witness Friday.
Jurors heard a recording in which the former state senator and his accuser discussed a sex act that is the basis of the most serious charge against him.
The former state senator’s defense attorney asked prospective jurors whether they believe prostitution, or sex in exchange for anything of value, could be consensual even if it’s illegal.
A judge has rejected a defense request for another delay, and former state Sen. Norman McAllister’s sex crimes trial is set for July.
A judge is considering requests for dismissal or at least more time. He is also expected to decide whether evidence from the former state senator’s first sex assault trial can be used.
A Bennington man convicted of assaulting a 12-year-old girl argues that he had inadequate legal representation during his trial. He is serving a sentence of 25 years to life.