UPDATE: Police locate hiker sought for questioning
Earlier: VSP seeks hiker for questioning

UPDATE: Monday, July 4: Vermont State Police, with the cooperation of Vermont Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service, found Guanrong Wang, 24, of Setauket, N.Y., on the Long Trail about 2 miles south of Route 140 in Wallingford. After interviewing Wang (who goes by the name Andre) police issued a citation for him to appear in Rutland Superior Court-Criminal Division to answer to the charge of lewd or lascivious conduct with a child.

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Vermont State Police would like to learn the name and location of this man

Vermont State Police would like to learn the name and location of this man

The Vermont State Police in Rutland are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man for questioning regarding a “lewd act.”

On Thursday, June 30 police were contacted about an incident that occurred on the Long Trail/Appalachian Trail near the Minerva Hinchey Shelter, about 4 miles north of the VT Route 140 trail head in Wallingford.

The man is wanted for questioning concerning a lewd act on the evening of June 29 around the Minerva Shelter. He was last seen leaving the shelter at about 9 a.m. June 30, possibly headed south.

The man is described as being between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall with a thin, muscular build and black and gray hair in a short, buzz style haircut. He was last seen wearing green camouflage  pants, a dark gray short-sleeve shirt, tan or khaki colored boots, and gray or silver glasses.

He is believed to be carrying a black hiking backpack, orange sleeping pad and possibly a green/gray sleeping bag. Police say he might go by the name Andre or Albert. Anyone with information about the identity or location of the man is asked to contact Vermont State Police, Det. Trooper Erin Hodges at the Rutland State Police Barracks at 802-773-9101.

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