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.
A new Vermont law is designed to address a shortage in some parts of the state of medical providers trained in doing examinations after sex assaults.
Lawmakers addressed marijuana legalization, immigration, sexual assault and more.
In 2003, Carpentino was sentenced to 13-and-a-half to 40 years for sexually assaulting seven teenage girls from Hinsdale and Chesterfield, N.H., and Brattleboro.