NEWPORT — An East Charleston man was in court last week for sentencing after pleading guilty to charges of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.
Aaron Crown, 37, plead guilty to two felony charges.
During a contested sentencing, Judge Robert Bent imposed a sentence of 3-10 years suspended with probation split to serve 2 years and 6 months in jail.
The state advocated for a sentence of 7-10 years to serve in jail.
“I commend the bravery of the child survivor who came forward and reported the sexual abuse at the hands of this offender,” State’s Attorney Jennifer Barrett said.
Barrett went on to remind the public that if you are the victim of sexual abuse, to contact local law enforcement at:
Newport Police 334-6733
Vermont State Police 334-8881.