Chester man charged with kidnapping, sex assault

John P. Chenier Vermont State Police photo

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Vermont State Police have arrested a 68-year-old Chester man and charged him with kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault.

According to police, on May 1, detectives with the VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Troop B East, received a report of a sexual assault that had occurred around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 on Interstate 91 south in the weigh station/rest area at Mile Marker 40 in the town of Springfield.

After a lengthy investigation, police say, John Paul Chenier of Chester was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 12 and charged with kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault.

He was released on a citation to appear, conditions of release and an unsecured bond of $5,000, before the Windsor Superior Criminal Court in White River Junction at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 for arraignment.

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  1. Arlene Mutschler says:

    the man is an alleged sexual predator and is released? with ‘conditions? Conditions of what? did he pinky swear he wont do it again?? really? Makes me feel safe? huh?

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