sexual assault

McAllister case on track for July trial, for now

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.

Judge refuses to overturn conviction in sex assault case

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.

New law to expand access to sexual assault nurse examiners

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.

Legislative wrap 2017: Courts and corrections

Lawmakers addressed marijuana legalization, immigration, sexual assault and more.

N.H. man accused of kidnapping and raping teenage girl in Vermont

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.

UVM student accused of groping women in their sleep

Nikolia Kalininskii, 19, an international student from Russia, is charged with lewd and lascivious conduct and burglary in connection with two incidents at the Living and Learning dorms over the weekend.

House supports changes in sex crime laws

The three bills address lewd conduct, the statute of limitations, and a “bill of rights” for people who have been sexually assaulted.

Judge: Milton man arrested at Quebec border for sexual assault of 13-year-old girl

On Valentine’s Day, Jacob Burnham picked the girl up from school before driving to the Canadian border.

Bennington man serving long term for assault on girl seeks to have conviction, term vacated

Rusty Brooks contends that there were errors or omissions during his three-day jury trial in 2011 that may have affected the outcome.

Bennington man seeks to vacate sexual assault convictions

BENNINGTON — A local man sentenced to a lengthy prison term after being convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual assault on a 12-year-old girl is seeking to have his conviction and sentence vacated in a suit brought in Superior Court Civil Division. Rusty Brooks is contending in a petition for post-conviction relief that there […]

Convicted rapist loses bid for home detention until sentencing

At age 70, Rein Kolts faces what the judge said was tantamount to a life sentence for sexually assaulting a child. “He has nothing to lose” by skipping bail, the prosecuting attorney argued.

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.