NEWPORT — Police say they arrested a habitual sex offender earlier this week after he allegedly assaulted a local woman.
Timothy Souliere, 56, of Derby, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with lewd and lascivious conduct, unlawful restraint, simple assault, and habitual offender.
He was arraigned yesterday in Orleans District Court and was held without bail.
On Tuesday, July 16, police say a woman reported that she had been attacked by Souliere on July 11, in a hallway of an apartment building on Governor Drive.
Police say Souliere was known to the woman.
According to a statement issued by police relating to the incident, an investigation indicates that Souliere assaulted the victim while she was walking to her apartment.
Souliere is a registered sex offender and is on the Vermont Sex Offender Registry for life.
He is a habitual offender with two felony convictions of lewd and lascivious conduct in Vermont as well as a felony conviction of sexual assault in Arizona.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.